Portrait of a Young Woman as St Agatha by Giovanni Cariani, 1485-1547
© National Galleries of Scotland
- Oil on canvas
- 69 x 58 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £35,000 ( Total: £300,000)
- Acquired in:
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.