Oil on canvas depicting the mystical wedding of St. Catherine, France or Italy, 17th c.
The mystical marriage is a mystical elevation of a Saint, who reaches a form of union with Christ comparable to a marriage, or of a Saint with allegorical entities (Virtues).
The mystical marriage of Saints is a source of inspiration for Christian painters. They are represented marrying the Christ as a child in order to keep a pure imagerie.
Reproduction of the painting of Correggio, painted around 1526-27, currently in the reserves of the Louvre. The original painting was one of the jewels of the collections of Cardinal Barberini, de Mazarin, then of Louis XIV, who acquired it in 1665.
8 600 €