The painting shows one of the mystical experiences of Saint Francis with his stigmatized hands
The picture is shown to San Francisco accompanied by Leon with a background of a huge landscape, Leon appears in the background.
The work, is of chromatic austerity, showing as preferred the brown colors very typical of the first time of Murillo.
Saint Augustine with the Virgin and the Child.
It is one of the two representations of the Saint that were created for the convent of the same name, showing an episode recorded in Confessions. Here the child with the Virgin is shown offering Saint Augustine a heart pierced with an arrow as a symbol of divine love.
Murillo uses two usual prototypes of the Virgin and Child that show both physical and spiritual serenity.
Saint Augustine and the Trinity.
This is the other mystic representation of the saint and in which he shows us the Trinity. He himself said that this mystical episode influenced to create his work on the Trinity, the theological argumentation on God One and Triune.
Here the painter shows us the contrast between the gloom and dark color of the cell and the luminosity coming from the trinitarian Glory. His eyes are fixed permanently on the vision of the Trinity in this mystical momento.
Virgin and Child
It is thought that it also comes from the Convent of Capuchinos. It shows again as a classic, the theme of the Virgin and Child, and it is believed that it was not really the work of Murillo himself but his collaborators and assistants. Everything would be due to the high volume of work accumulated in Murillo that forced him to delegate this work to his faithful collaborators.
His look and melancholy, seems a prelude to the future Passion and Death of his son.
Quite possibly the couple of Ecce Homo belonging to a private collection.
The Counter-Reformation fostered the image of the Dolorosa and Ecce Homo being the driving artist and showing different versions of this theme, usually in two canvases that make up a couple, sometimes full-length and, on other occasions, half-length.
This painting shows the Virgin in a situation of sadness and about to break and looking for strength to take this suffering to see her son tortured.
Saint Jerome penitent.
This representation was very popular during the seventeenth century as the Counter-Reformation Church shows it as an expiatory model of their sins. Here the saint is shown in a contemplative moment in front of a crucifix; with his right hand he holds a stone with which to beat his chest, as a sign of repentance for his sins
The light contrast shows the perfection of the anatomical details of the saint
It is one of the paintings on the theme of the Immaculate Conception in the final part of his productive life.
The Virgin rises on the heads of angels who wear the traditional symbols of palm, roses, lily and mirror. Wears white tunic with blue mantle, classic in the painter, with luminosity. His youthful beauty, with his gaze to the sky, is illuminated by the twelve stars that surround his head.