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Saint Maurus Healing the Sick

This drawing is most likely a copy after Francesco Solimena’s painting for the Benedictine Abbey of Montecassino (destroyed in World War II). The subject is Saint Maurus (d. 1584), a disciple of Saint Benedict, healing the sick during a journey to France. Saint Maurus was often invoked to combat minor diseases, such as gout.

Follower of Francesco Solimena
Italian, 1657–1747
Saint Maurus Healing the Sick
ca. 1697–1708
Brown ink and gray ink wash on paper
Image/sheet: 12 x 19 3/16 in. (30.5 x 48.7 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 63.172