Portrait of a Young Woman as St Agatha by Giovanni Cariani

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Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
69 x 58 cm
Art Fund grant:
£35,000 ( Total: £300,000)
Acquired in:
1990
Vendor:
Colnaghi

Agatha was a third century Sicilian saint who, according to legend, rejected the love of the Roman Governor and was thrown into a brothel where she endured various tortures, including the removal of her breasts.

Provenance

Colnaghi.

Venue details

Scottish National Gallery The Mound, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH2 2EL 0131 624 6200 www.nationalgalleries.org

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