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Saint Catherine of Siena

Saint Catherine is shown here in the habit of a Dominican Tertiary with a crown of thorns - the same iconography chosen by Carlo Dolci for his smaller painting in the Collection of the same subject (DPG242). Both refer to a vision in which Christ offered the Saint the choice between a crown of gold and a crown of thorns and she chose the latter.

Not currently on display

Artist
Circle of Baldassare Franceschini
Date
17th Century
Dimensions
87.6 x 103.5 cm
Materials
Oil on canvas
Acquisition
Bourgeois Bequest, 1811
Accession number
DPG252