The crowned Saint Catherine is represented wearing a martyr's crown. She holds a book, to indicate her learning, and the sword by which she was executed; at her side is the wheel upon which she was tortured. The donor on the right of this picture is tonsured but is not in an ecclesiastical habit.

This work may have been painted in Rome.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
active 1481; died 1513
Full title
Saint Catherine of Alexandria with a Donor
Date made
probably about 1480-1500
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
56.5 x 38.1 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Lt.-General Sir William George Moore, 1862
Inventory number
NG693
Location in Gallery