Saint Dorothy and the Infant Christ

The subject is taken from 'The Golden Legend'. The Christ Child, bearing a basket of roses and apples, is said to have appeared to Saint Dorothy as she was being taken to her martyrdom. She asked him to give them to Theophilus, who had scorned her vision, upon which he was converted. The apples in the story have been omitted in this painting.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1439 - 1501
Full title
Saint Dorothy and the Infant Christ
Date made
about 1460
Medium and support
Tempera and gold on wood
Dimensions
33.3 x 20.6 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1899
Inventory number
NG1682
Location in Gallery