The young figure on horseback can almost certainly be identified as Louis of Toulouse (1274-97), the second son of Charles II, king of Naples, who renounced the throne of Naples and entered the Franciscan order. He was consecrated bishop of Toulouse at an early age, died when he was just twenty-three and was canonized in the same year. He is identified with his cope, embroidered with the golden fleurs-de-lys, signifying his kinship with the French crown. This unusual depiction of him on horseback is suggestive of a very specific, but as yet unidentified, commission.
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