Saint Catherine of Siena

Dressed in a white tunic, white veil and the black scapular of the Dominican Order, Saint Catherine of Siena is depicted full length against a gold ground. She holds two of her attributes, a lily and a book. The panel was painted by Matteo di Giovanni, the foremost Sienese painter of his time, and bears a remarkable resemblance to two panels residing in a private collection in Milan, representing Saint Christopher and Saint Sebastian. The three panels have the same measurements and decorations, indicating that it is highly likely that they originate from the same altarpiece.

Gallery Matteo di Giovanni (ca. 1430-1495)
Saint Catherine of Siena
Tempera and gold leaf on panel
46.8 by 19.5 cm.