(b. 1568, Siena, d. 1613, Siena)

St Catherine of Alexandria

Oil on canvas, 127 x 96 cm
Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Mansi, Lucca

This signed and dated painting is a rare example of the painter's activity as a portraitist. Salimbeni painted not only real portraits, he also depicted fictitious persons in a portrait-like manner. The painting representing St Catherine of Alexandria is of this latter type.