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Saint Margaret
Circle of the Master of Liesborn

Both this picture and 'Saint Dorothy' 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 Margaret is wearing a head-dress of pearls. She carries a cross and holds a chain which secures a dragon upon which she rests. According to one of the various legends about the saint she overcame this creature by making the sign of the cross.

Key facts
Artist Circle of the Master of Liesborn
Artist dates active second half of the 15th century
Full title Saint Margaret
Group Fragments from an Altarpiece of the Virgin and Saints
Date made late 15th century
Medium and support Oil on oak
Dimensions 80.7 x 47.9 cm
Acquisition credit Bought, 1854
Inventory number NG2153
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.