A female figure resting on a sword (St Catherine of Alexandria?) by Unknown Artist

At the time of acquisition, this work was thought to be of St.


Oil on panel
53 x 46 cm
Acquired in:
Presented by:
F D Lycett Green through The Art Fund

Catherine of Alexandria by Francesco Solimena. It has since been reattributed to the Italian shcool. The woman has clasped hands resting on the golden hilt of a sword. She is wearing a scarlet dress over a sleeved white chemise with a brown-grey cloak over her right shoulder and a brown-grey handkerchief knotted over her black hair.

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