Die Grablegung der hl. Katharina von Alexandrien auf dem Berg Sinai

Die Grablegung der hl. Katharina von Alexandrien auf dem Berg Sinai

More about this artwork
According to tradition, Catherine, the daughter of a king, was martyred at the hands of Emperor Maxentius. Three angels carried her to Mount Sinai; here they are placing her in a coffin. The line of blood on her neck and the sword on the ground are references to her beheading, the wheel to her martyrdom from which Catherine was rescued by divine intervention. The composition and the motif of one of the putti are based on earlier prints; the painting itself however has a harmony and intensity in terms of colouring of its very own.
Displayed
Not on display
Inventory Number
14933
Birth year of the artist
1598
Year the artist deceased
1664
Dimensions of the object
201,5 x 126 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
Spanische Malerei
Origin
1985 mit Unterstützung des Ernst-von-Siemens-Kunstfonds erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Francisco de Zurbarán y Salazar, Die Grablegung der hl. Katharina von Alexandrien auf dem Berg Sinai, um 1636/37, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/rqxNMVm4vW (Last updated on 13.06.2022)

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