Die mystische Vermählung der hl. Katharina
Lorenzo Lotto (1480-1556)

Die mystische Vermählung der hl. Katharina,

um 1505/08
Material / Technology / Carrier
Dimensions of the object
71,3 x 91,2 cm
Not on display
Inventory number
Erworben 1804 als Säkularisationsgut aus der fürstbischöflichen Residenz Würzburg
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Lorenzo Lotto, Die mystische Vermählung der hl. Katharina, um 1505/08, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/PdxzE3V4w5 (Last updated on 09.05.2023)
The Venetian Lorenzo Lotto developed a very idiosyncratic pictorial language of his own and sought unconventional iconographic solutions. This work shows a vision of St Catherine of Alexandria. While on the lookout for a suitable husband who could equal her status, wealth and intellect, a hermit presented her with a picture of the Virgin and Child and suggested Christ as her spouse. In a dream, the Christ Child thereupon placed a ring on Catherine’s finger as a sign of the mystical marriage.

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