The saint sits in front of a tower undergoing construction. It is there that Barbara’s father will imprison her. The palm branch she holds in her left hand alludes to her martyrdom. The work is signed and dated on the original frame, but it is unknown whether the artist considered it finished.
On loan from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA), © © Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp © www.lukasweb.be‐Art in Flanders vzw, photo Hugo Maertens
active 1422; died 1441
Medium and support
Drawn in a black liquid material with metalpoints, heightened with oil(?), on wood
31 × 18 cm
On loan from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA)
Location in Gallery