Arcimboldo / Auctions / OLD MASTERS - Sept 14, 2019 / Italian School (17th century)–The Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine of Alexandria

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Italian School (17th century)

The Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine of Alexandria

oil on marble plate 19.0 x 25.0 cm

Starting price:
65 000 CZK / 2 600 EUR
Price realized:
65 000 CZK / 2 600 EUR

Auction:OLD MASTERS - Sept 14, 2019 14/09/2019, 17:00

This unusual painting was most likely executed between 1620 and 1640. An interesting feature is the use of a marble slab as the base for an oil painting. The marble creates a golden background with fine grain, which brings a special mystical atmosphere to the painting and enhances the whole scene. The painting depicts Jesus placing a ring on Saint Catherine’s finger. Next to her are her typical attributes in the form of a spiked wheel and a palm branch. Also present is the Virgin Mary in typical red garment with a blue cloak and St. Joseph seated in the background.
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