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St. Catherine of Siena

Francesco Cairo

This painting, an exceptional example of Francesco Cairo’s work intended for private devotion,
is dominated by ochre, light yellow and bluish grey hues. Echos of Cairo’s troubled life, marked by crime and financial difficulty despite his accolades from the court of the House of Savoy, may be detected in the tragic melancholy of his figures.

Download hi-res image TITLE St. Catherine of Siena
AUTHOR Francesco Cairo
DATE 1650-1653
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Oil on canvas
DIMENSIONS cm 54.5 x 45
INVENTORY 4969
ROOM XXX
Work on display
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