Head and shoulders depiction of the Saint as a young woman with arrow piercing her neck, in integral Quattrocentro-style circular frame.
St Christina of Bolsena by Carlo Dolci, c. 16501655
© Kedleston Hall
- Oil on panel
- Diameter 28.5 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £30,000 ( Total: £240,000; Tax remission)
- Acquired in:
- Scarsdale family
Her vita relates that she was the daughter of a noble pagan family, and having survived numerous attempts to put her to death for her obstinate adherence to Christ, she was shot with arrows.
William Kent; Langford's, London, 1757/8; Sir Nathaniel Curzon, later 5th Bt. and Baron Scarsdale; Scarsdale family by descent.