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Martyrdom of St. Catherine
  • Innocenzo da Imola
    1485–1548
    born: Imola, Italy ; died: Bologna, Papal States (present-day Italy)
  • Martyrdom of St. Catherine, 1500s
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • oil on panel
  • Canvas/Support: 19.7 x 43.4 cm
    Canvas/Support: 7 3/4 x 17 1/8 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1958.0128
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Figures in a landscape. Full-length kneeling female (identified as Saint Catherine) center with hands raised in prayer. She is dressed in a blue and green dress and has a halo. Behind her is a man with a sword in his proper right hand, raised above this head. His back is to the viewer and he is dressed in red and white. In the bottom right corner a man is laying, dressed in pink and green. Behind him another man is running, arms outstretched in front of him to the right. He is dressed in orange and blue. A spiked wheel is burning in the left third of the image.