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Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine Gm-00015601

Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine Gm-00015601

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Bartolomeo Biscaino (Italian, 1632–1657) The young Saint Catherine, one of the most popular medieval saints, bends forward from the left to receive a wedding ring from the Christ child, who nearly twists off a bench in front of his mother Mary. Dating from the late Middle Ages, the story of Catherine's mystical marriage to Christ became a popular subject for both Italian and Northern European artists.

Bartolomeo Biscaino displayed his animated draftsmanship in broad patches of light and shade, expressive gestures of faces and hands, and elaborate, flowing outlines. To give the composition even more immediacy, he cropped the figures on the left side. He added the shadows and contours in red chalk and freely applied thick, white gouache to create highlights. The range of tones from dark to light uses the paper's tan color as the middle tone between the red and white.

Art Prints are printed on heavy matte finish German art paper using the finest Canon archival inks. Frame is black natural with a white mattboard and Acrylite glazing.

Wall Murals are printed on 42" matte finish, self-adhesive Kodak PhotoText fabric panels that combine and mount easily on a non textured wall surface. We can custom make to any size, just ask.

Stretched Canvas is stretched by hand over 1.5" thick pine bars and printed on cotton poly matte finish canvas. Each canvas is hand coated with Hahnemuhle UV/Archive coating, these are Swiss quality best in industry canvases.


All our images are digitized from the original negative , printed and assembled in Switzerland to museum standards by our master printer.

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Artwork in this collection is from The J. Paul Getty Museum. Reproduction rights are reserved by the copyright owner and used under license by Archivea GmbH. .

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