St. Catherine of Siena

by Isabella Childs January 02, 2021

weeping nun

   This is a portrait of Saint Catherine of Siena, by Dolci.


    The great mystic is depicted wearing a black veil with a white coif and wimple. On her head is a crown of thorns.


    St. Catherine is very pale. She looks downwards, her eyes half-closed. Her eyelids are pink. There is a tear on her left cheek.


    The background of the painting is pale blue.

    Download the digitally-restored image here.






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