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The Virgin and Child with Saints Dominic and Catherine of Siena

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GAROFALO , about 1481 - 1559

The Virgin and Child with Saints Dominic and Catherine of Siena


Short title: The Virgin and Child with Saints
Date: about 1499 - 1502
Medium: Oil on wood
Dimensions: 46.3 x 34.8 cm
Acquisition credit: Layard Bequest, 1916

The painting, an early work by Garofalo, probably dates from 1500-5. Saint Dominic is identified by the lily and the miraculous star on his chest. Saint Catherine's hands, feet and side are marked with Christ's wounds, known as the stigmata. The tethered monkey may represent man's base nature disciplined by the Christian faith. Christ's sacrifice is symbolised by the goldfinch which he holds on a string.

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