Saint Ursula

This and the 'Saint Catherine' panel flanked a central panel of the 'Virgin and Child with Saint Joseph' now in the City Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol. The 'Virgin and Child' includes a portrait of the donor Paul Withypoll, a member of the Merchant Taylors' Guild who died in 1547. His patron saint was Saint John the Baptist.

On the reverse of the Saint Ursula two putti support a medallion, in which there is a figure of Saint Paul. The arms of the Withypoll family are below.

Key facts

Artist dates
probably active 1502 - 1518
Full title
Saint Ursula
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on wood
84 x 40 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1860
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Wing Panels from the Withypoll Triptych