The Little Flowers of Saint Francis. Page 2 of 3. Pictures 11-20.

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These pictures are illustrations for a book with the above title, published in 1919 by J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd. London. The book is an English translation by Thomas Okey, of "I Fioretti di San Francesco", which was an Italian translation by Antonio Cesari in 1822 of collected tales of St Francis of Assisi. The original stories were Latin texts produced 4 centuries earlier, about 150 years after the death of St Francis in 1226.
Burnand set up a studio in Assisi to work on this project, taking advantage of the setting and the Umbrian light, and using local people for models to create his trademark realism.

The chapter at St Mary of the Angels at Assisi

The Wolf of Gubbio after his conversion

St Francis tames the wild turtle doves

Friar Angel and the three brigands

Friar Bernard of Quintavalle

St Francis preaching at Bologna


Friar Bentivoglia tends a leper

Mount La Verna

St Francis descending Mount La Verna with Friar Leo after the imprinting of the holy stigmas

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