Saint Catherine was a Christian saint and martyr, said to have been executed by the Roman emperor Maxentius early in the 4th century AD. She was the patron saint of education and learning, and second only in popularity to Mary Magdalene.


  • Title: St Catherine
  • Date: 17th century?
  • Physical Dimensions: w933 x h1302 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil
  • Work Nationality: Italian
  • Support: Canvas
  • Provenance: London, Noel Desenfans, 1802-1807: London, Skinner and Dyke, Desenfans sale, 18 Mar. 1802, lot 155 ('P. VeroneseÐSt. Catharine'. Descriptive Catalogue, no. 39: 'St. Catharine is represented sitting, dressed in purple, with a crown of gold on her head, and the palm of martyrdom in her hand). Handwritten note in copy of catalogue at The Hague, RKD: '5 h. 3'. £18.7 (bt in); London, Sir Francis Bourgeois, 1807-1811; Bourgeois Bequest, 1811.
  • Manner of: Veronese, Paolo
  • Acquisition Method: Bourgeois, Sir Peter Francis (Bequest, 1811)

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