St Christina of Bolsena by Carlo Dolci

Head and shoulders depiction of the Saint as a young woman with arrow piercing her neck, in integral Quattrocentro-style circular frame.


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.

Venue details

Kedleston Hall near Quarndon, Derby Derbyshire DE22 5JH 01332 842 191

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £12.00)

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