The 4th-century Saint Catherine of Alexandria is shown here with a martyr's palm and her traditional attribute of a wheel on which she was tortured.

The painting was previously attributed Garofalo. It has also been proposed that it was by the very young Correggio.

Key facts

Artist
Full title
Saint Catherine of Alexandria
Date made
probably about 1515-30
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
45.1 x 38.7 cm
Acquisition credit
Layard Bequest, 1916
Inventory number
NG3118
Location in Gallery