ROMANELLI, Giovanni Francesco
(b. 1610, Viterbo, d. 1662, Viterbo)

St Cecilia

Oil on canvas,
Private collection

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). She is often represented as personification of music with various musical instruments.

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