François d'Assise

about 1928
Emile Bernard (French, 1868–1941)


Sheet: 16.5 x 15.2 cm (6 1/2 x 6 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Brown ink and brown wash

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Preparatory drawing for woodcut illustrations to “Les petites Fleurs de Saint François (The Little Flowers of Saint Francis)”, translated from the Italian by Maurice Beaufreton, Ambroise Vollard, editor, printed at the woodcut press of Marthe Fequet, Paris, 1928 [203 woodcuts in black and numerous decorative frames and designs in brown ink, Inventaire, vol 2, p. 255] [412 woodcuts, Nouvelles de l’estampe, 1967, p. 85]


l.r. (brown ink) "Françoise d'Assise ou le damné par l'amourdivin" (?)


About 1960, acquired in Boston, probably from the Carl Siembab Gallery, by Golda Edinburg, Boston; 2010, gift of Golda Edinburg to her niece, Jo-Ann Pinkowitz, Newton, MA; 2011, gift of Jo-Ann Pinkowitz to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 21, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Jo-Ann Edinburg Pinkowitz and Richard Pinkowitz in honor of Helen Burnham