The Death of St. Francis Xavier

20th century
Church of St. Francis Xavier, Manhattan, New York

Following the same iconography as in the Vallejo Death, the artist lays the body out on a mat in front of a crude shelter on a distant shore, attended by angels above and local faithful below. Vallejo in turn was following works by Carlo Maratti and Giovanni Battista Gaulli in the late 17th century, according to a label that the Metropolitan Museum provided for the painting when it was on exhibition there.

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Photographed at the church by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.