Saint Ursula, a Breton princess martyred with her
entourage of Virgins by Attila’s Huns, was particularly venerated in Brescia in
the 1530s. Moretto was commissioned to paint this subject for two churches in
Brescia: the altarpiece of St. Clement is still in its original location, while
that of St. Mary Magdalene is today in the Pinacoteca del Castello.