Skip to main content
A Female Figure resting on a Sword
Italian

The figure rests on a sword and may represent Saint Catherine of Alexandria who was tortured on a wheel and then beheaded with a sword.This work has in the past been attributed to Solimena, but it may be Roman rather than Neapolitan.

Key facts
Artist Italian
Full title A Female Figure resting on a Sword (Saint Catherine of Alexandria?)
Date made probably 18th century
Medium and support Oil on wood
Dimensions 53.3 x 45.7 cm
Acquisition credit Presented by F.D. Lycett Green through the Art Fund, 1926
Inventory number NG4177
Location in Gallery Not on display
Download image
Download low-resolution image

Download an 800px wide, 72dpi copy of this image.

License this image

License and download a high resolution image for reproductions up to A3 size from the National Gallery Picture Library.

License image
Download low resolution image

This image is licensed for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons agreement.

Examples of non-commercial use are:

  • Research, private study, or for internal circulation within an educational organisation (such as a school, college or university)
  • Non-profit publications, personal websites, blogs, and social media

The image file is 800 pixels on the longest side.

As a charity, we depend upon the generosity of individuals to ensure the collection continues to engage and inspire. Help keep us free by making a donation today.

Yes, I'd like to donate
Or
Download low resolution image

You must agree to the Creative Commons terms and conditions to download this image.

Creative Commons Logo