St. Elizabeth of Hungary Great Act of Renunciation
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Philip Hermogenes Calderon St Elizabeth of Hungarys Great Act of Renunciation Elizabeth of Hungary (1207-1231) was the wife of Lewis, Landgrave of Thuringia. After his death in 1227 during one of the Crusades, she entered a convent and devoted herself to good works. Before becoming a nun, she passed through a spiritual crisis, torn by the need to renounce the world, and therefore her children, in order to fulfil her desire to serve God. Pressed by a domineering monk, Conrad, whose natural affections had been starved by celibacy, Elizabeth finally vowed thatnaked and barefoot she would follow her naked Lord.
Owner/Location: Tate Britain - London  (United Kingdom - London)
Dates: 1891
Artist age:Approximately 58 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 153 cm (60.24 in.), Width: 213 cm (83.86 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member dinamikstudio on 07 November 2008.
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