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Saint Dorothy
Circle of the Master of Liesborn

Both this picture and 'Saint Margaret' are fragments of a larger work, probably showing the Virgin and Child seated in a garden with Saints Dorothy, Margaret, Catherine and Agnes. They come from a chapel in Lippstadt, Westphalia.

Saint Dorothy, was a virgin who is said to have suffered her martyrdom under the emperor Diocletian. She wears a wreath of roses, and holds a rose and a basket of roses, which were miraculously sent from Paradise when a certain Theophilus mocked her on her way to martyrdom.

Key facts
Artist Circle of the Master of Liesborn
Artist dates active second half of the 15th century
Full title Saint Dorothy
Group Fragments from an Altarpiece of the Virgin and Saints
Date made late 15th century
Medium and support Oil on oak
Dimensions 80.4 x 48.3 cm
Acquisition credit Bought, 1854
Inventory number NG2152
Location in Gallery Not on display
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Fragments from an Altarpiece of the Virgin and Saints

The following paintings were part of a single altarpiece.