Innocenzo Francucci, called Innocenzo da Imola - The Mystical Marriage of Saint Catherine
Innocenzo Francucci, called Innocenzo da Imola
The Mystical Marriage of Saint Catherine
Oil on panel. 69.5 x 51.5 cm.
Francucci painted this subject several times. In most of these works he locates the figural group, which includes Saint Joseph and the infant Saint John, so close to the edge of the painting that they take up almost the entire image (cf. further examples in the Fototeca Zeri). The green curtain closing the top of the work can almost be regarded as Francucci's trademark, and the smooth texture of the figures' skin and their sharply contoured eyes are comparable to those in other, surely ascribed works by the artist.
Dr. Fritz Heinemann, undated.
The Curt Bohnewand Collection, Rottach Egern. - His sale, Lempertz auction 501, 29.3.1969, lot 1. - Private collection, Rhineland.