A Female Saint

The painting, perhaps a fanciful portrait of a woman as a saint, rather than simply the likeness of a saint, is a copy of a painting by Dosso Dossi now in a private collection. It is close to the late work of Raphael which Dosso Dossi knew very well, but there are few paintings of this character by Dosso himself.

Key facts

Artist dates
about 1486 - 1542
Full title
A Female Saint
Date made
after 1600
Medium and support
Oil on wood
95.9 x 74.3 cm
Acquisition credit
Sir Claude Phillips Bequest, 1924
Inventory number
Location in Gallery