‘The Rocca Maggiore’ is one of the original paintings used in the film Finding Saint Francis . In these paintings Angela Thomas was commissioned to give the audiences a glimpse into the places most closely associated with the Franciscan story. In these watercolours she brilliantly brings to life the feeling of the Italian landscape.
The Rocca Maggiore – by Angela Thomas
Built by Conrad of Lutzen who was a Teuton knight from Germany. Conrad built this impressive fortress for himself when he seized the city of Assisi. By the time Francis was a young man Conrad was an elderly gentleman losing his power to the new, young Pope, Innocent the Third. While Conrad was away handing over the keys of Assisi to the Pope’s representatives in Narni the citizens of Assisi tore the castle apart and with the stones rebuilt the walls of Assisi to protect themselves from their ancient foe Perugia which lay eight miles across the Umbrian plains. Francis was almost certainly among those who removed the stones from the Rocca Maggiore to rebuild the walls of Assisi.
We are selling high quality cards and prints, both signed and unsigned by the artist, of all the original paintings. In addition, you can still buy a number of the original watercolors, which are mounted and framed with beautiful light oak.