Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine
Juan (El Mudo) Fernández de Navarrete (1526 - 1579)
Formerly attributed to Andrea Schiavone (op.1527/30-1563)
Black and white chalk over stylus lines on paper
Width: 26.1 cm; Height: 34.8 cm;
In a 17th century hand, lower left edge & recto, la mano del mudo //
Ink, verso, brief ink inscriptions, [indecipherable]
Acquisition (source, method, date)
Witt, Robert Clermont (Sir); bequest; 1952
About this work
Saint Catherine had a vision of a wedding ceremony in which Christ placed a ring on her finger – according to some accounts, in the presence of several saints. The composition of this highly finished drawing derives from prints by the Venetian artist Lo Schiavone (around 1510-1563), yet the inscription ascribes it to Juan Fernández Navarrete, known as ‘el Mudo’ (the mute), an attribution supported by close similarities to other chalk drawings by his hand.
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