(b. ca. 1462, Leiden, d. 1527, Leiden)

St Cecilia and her Fiancé

Oak panel, diameter: 24 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

The tondo was the favourite form of Engebrechtsz., he painted several paintings of this form, They were usually hung in bedrooms, and their subjects refer to marital relation. St Cecilia was a popular saint in the Low Countries, she converted her fiancé Valerius to Christian faith. The costumes and the individual faces of the saints suggest that they represent the portraits of the unknown commissioners.