COXCIE, Michiel van
(b. 1499, Mechelen, d. 1592, Mechelen)

Saint Cecilia

1569
Oil on panel
Museo del Prado, Madrid

St Cecilia is a Christian saint and virgin martyr believed to have lived in the 2nd or 3rd century. She is the patron saint of music, her attribute being the organ (often the portative type).

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 3 minutes):
Girolamo Frescobaldi: Ricercar No. 8