Saint Catherine of Alexandria

The 4th-century Saint Catherine of Alexandria is shown here with a martyr's palm and her traditional attribute of a wheel on which she was tortured.

The painting is close in style to Garofalo, but the detailing of woodgrain in the wheel, the raised paint on the knuckles and the rounded finger tips are atypical of him.

Key facts

Artist
Full title
Saint Catherine of Alexandria
Date made
about 1508-10
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
45.1 x 38.7 cm
Acquisition credit
Layard Bequest, 1916
Inventory number
NG3118
Location in Gallery