LOTTO, Lorenzo
(b. ca. 1480, Venezia, d. 1556, Loreto)

The Mystic Marriage of St Catherine

Oil on canvas, 189 x 134 cm
Accademia Carrara, Bergamo

This signed and dated painting was commissioned by Niccolò Bonghi, patron of the house of the painter. He is depicted in devotion in the left background. The painting is stylistically analogous to Lotto's St Catherine in Washington.

Part of the painting which represented a cityscape was cut off by soldiers during the French occupation of Bergamo in 1527-28.

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