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Saint Catherine Receiving the Stigmata

Domenico Beccafumi (in 1545)

Five rays jetting from the crucifix on the altar strike the enraptured St Catherine of Siena, allowing her to share in Christ’s pain on the Cross. St Francis was marked for life after a similar experience, but St Catherine did not bear the lasting scars of Christ’s wounds. Beccafumi therefore focused mainly on the ecstasy of this Dominican nun, who was canonised in 1461.


Title Saint Catherine Receiving the Stigmata
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type Painting
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions (general) Width : Error: 37,5 is not a valid BCD value cm
Height : 55 cm
Makers Painter: Domenico Beccafumi
Accession number 2898 (OK)
Credits Uit de nalatenschap van / from the estate of: Vitale Bloch 1976
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1976
Age maker About 59 years old
Collector Collector / Vitale Bloch
Exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
Material Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique
Panel > Worked wood > Wood > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
Object Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Place of manufacture Siena > Tuscany > Italy > Southern Europe > Europe
Geographical origin Italy > Southern Europe > Europe

All about the maker

Domenico Beccafumi

Arbia 1486 - Siena 1551