A Female Saint

The painting, perhaps a fanciful portrait of a woman as a saint, rather than merely a generic depiction, is related to a picture thought to be by Dosso Dossi now in a private collection. However, it is also close in style to the late work of Raphael which Dossi knew very well. It could well be by a later artist.

Key facts

Artist
Full title
A Female Saint
Date made
16th or 17th century
Medium and support
Oil on walnut
Dimensions
95.9 x 74.3 cm
Acquisition credit
Sir Claude Phillips Bequest, 1924
Inventory number
NG4031
Location in Gallery