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The building of this Rococo Catholic Church was begun in 1766 and designed by the Brazilian sculptor and architect Antônio Francisco Lisboa; it features an impressive fresoed ceiling and is not gold heavy like other churches in Ouro Preto. Antônio learnt from his father Manuel Francisco Lisboa, also an architect, and an African slave. Poor Antônio suffered from leprosy and lost all of his toes, and some fingers, and when the pain got too much he cut off his remaining fingers. 

The Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, Ouro Preto, 1971

  • All items are produced from original paintings by Martyn Hanks.

    Prints: Size is A4 (8.27" x 11.69"/210 x 297mm). Printed onto high quality 245gsm fine art watercolour paper to give the print an authentic look and feel. Supplied in textured off white mount size 12" x 16" (305 x 406mm), backed and sealed in a clear cellophane wrap and delivered in a protective carton to ensure it reaches you in perfect condition.

    Cards: Size 7" X 5"/178 x 127mm. Packaged in a clear cellophane wrap with a top quality 150gsm self-seal white envelope.

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