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The Vision of Fray Lauterio


Murillo, Bartolomé Esteban (Painter)


History note: In the Dominican monastery of La Regina Angelorum, Seville; on its suppression obtained by Canon Francesco Pereyra, who still possessed it in 1833; bought at his sale by Don Joachim Reynoso, from whom it was bought in Seville by William George Clark, Vice-Master of Trinity College, 1849; bequeathed to Joseph Prior, 1878

Measurements and weight

Height: 217.8 cm
Width: 172.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1879) by Prior, Joseph


Production date: circa CE 1640

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support: composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: From the mouth of St. Francis
  • Text: SVMMA D. THOMÆ
  • Location: On the edge of the book held by Fray Lauterio
  • Text: El Rmo, Pe, Fr, Juan de Jesus-M [Maria] Gen, delos PPs, Carmelitas Descalzos, en Ytalia; en el Tomo de Viuir / Spiritualmente, Libro 5, Cap, 8, Folio 273, refiere: / Que Fr, Lauterio Religioso de S,Franco, estando es- / tudianto hallo en cierta Question de Theologia / muy grande dificultad, dela qual no hallave reolucio, / in declaracion. y desdenandose de consultar, y mirar / sobre ella las Partes dela Suma de Theologia dt / Angelico Doctor Sto, Thomas; se puso en Oracion, / y Suplico â Dios, y â su Pe, S,Franco, le diese noticia y / Ynteligencia desu dificultad. Al dicho Religioso Fraciscano / le apareciero la Reyna delos Angeles Na, Sa,S, Franco, / y Sto, Thomas, [Como estan presentes] y dixo S,Franco, / â su Religioso, senalando â Sto, Thomas, estas Palabras: / CREDE HVIC; QVIA EIVS DOCTRINA / NON DEFICIET IN ÆTERNVM. / Queren decir: Cree â este, porque su Doctrina no / faltara eternamente. Abrio luego una delas partes / de Sto, Thomas, y lo primiero que hallo sue, La reso- / lucion desu dificultad con claridad, y distincion / Dio gracias âl Sor, por ello, y sue siempre muy devo- / to de Sto; Thomas, y desu Doctrina; y el Religioso / predico el Milagro Publicamente
  • Location: Lower right

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 100
Primary reference Number: 3047
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 2 June 2021 Last processed: Thursday 3 June 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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