The figure rests on a sword and may represent Saint Catherine of Alexandria who was tortured on a wheel and then beheaded with a sword.This work has in the past been attributed to Solimena, but it may be Roman rather than Neapolitan.
A Female Figure resting on a Sword (Saint Catherine of Alexandria?)
probably 18th century
Medium and support
Oil on wood
53.3 x 45.7 cm
Presented by F.D. Lycett Green through The Art Fund, 1926
Location in Gallery