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Martyrdom of Saint Catherine

Gaudenzio Ferrari

An angel descends from heaven to smash the breaking wheel torturing the saint, whom the Emperor sentenced to death for refusing to give up her Christian faith. Executioners and dignitaries in splendid clothing move with theatrical gesture in a scene set on several levels, the saint being watched by an Emperor astonished by the miracle taking place. Painted for Sant’Angelo in Milan, this is a late work by Gaudenzio revealing his overriding interest in achieving a spectacular effect.

Download hi-res image TITLE Martyrdom of Saint Catherine
AUTHOR Gaudenzio Ferrari
DATE 1540
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Oil on panel
DIMENSIONS cm 334 x 210
INVENTORY 449
ROOM XV
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