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Saturday, November 01, 2008

Blessed Francis Venimbeni

Giuseppe Cades (Italian, Rome 1750 - 1799 Rome)
Blessed Francis Venimbeni Celebrating Mass for souls in Purgatory
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over black chalk; 20-1/16 x 11-1/16 in. (50.9 x 28.1 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum, New York


Francis of Fabriano (Francesco Venimbeni or Veninbeni) (b. 2 September 1251; d. 22 April 1322) was an Italian Franciscan writer. He was beatified in 1775.

He asked for admission at a neighbouring Franciscan convent, in 1267. He applied himself to the study of theology, and devoted the remainder of his life to missionary labours in his native town and vicinity

Giuseppe Cades (1750-1799), a Roman artist who could paint and draw in every style. He seems to have specialised in paintings with a historical theme.