Saint Catherine of Bologna wears the habit of the nuns of the Order of Saint Clare, the Franciscan order for women. She joined the order in Ferrara and later became abbess of the convent in Bologna. Saint Catherine, who died in 1463, was venerated locally soon after her death. She was not formally canonized until 1712.


  • Title: Saint Catherine of Bologna
  • Creator: Guglielmo Giraldi
  • Date Created: about 1469
  • Location Created: Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  • Physical Dimensions: Leaf: 10.8 × 7.9 cm (4 1/4 × 3 1/8 in.)
  • Type: Folio
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Tempera colors, gold paint, gold leaf, and ink on parchment
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 83.ML.109.185v
  • Culture: Italian
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. Ludwig IX 13, fol. 185v
  • Creator Display Name: Guglielmo Giraldi (Italian, active 1445 - 1489)
  • Classification: Manuscripts (Documents)

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