Paolo Veronese (born Paolo Caliari), 1528-1588Madonna and Child with Saint Elizabeth, the Infant Saint John the Baptist, and Saint Catherine, 1565-70Oil on canvas, 103.8 x 158.1 cm (40-7/8 x 62-1/4 in.)Born and trained in the city of Verona, hence his nicmname, Paolo Veronese gained his fame as a painter of frescoes and easel paintings while living in Venice. In this work, a sumptuously attired Saint Catherine is shown at right with the Holy Family. Saint Elizabeth, the mother of Christ's cousing Saint John the Baptist, sits on the left, rolling swaddling clothes.Veronese arranges the figures in a stately flow of interconnecting forms and renders them using a rich play of light and a perfect balance of warm and cool colors.Provenance:Possibly mentioned by Ridolfi as in the possession of the heirs of VeroneseAccording to Cicogna (1824–53), the work belonged to Abbott CelottiBondon, Paris, until 1831, his sale, Paris, June 8, 1831 (Lugt 12689), no. 10QuantockNorman Clark Neill, Cowes, as of 1925Mrs. H. F. Buxton, LondonAcquired by the Putnam Foundation, 1956



 

Paolo Veronese (born Paolo Caliari), 1528-1588
Madonna and Child with Saint Elizabeth, the Infant Saint John the Baptist, and Saint Catherine, 1565-70
Oil on canvas, 103.8 x 158.1 cm (40-7/8 x 62-1/4 in.)

Born and trained in the city of Verona, hence his nicmname, Paolo Veronese gained his fame as a painter of frescoes and easel paintings while living in Venice. In this work, a sumptuously attired Saint Catherine is shown at right with the Holy Family. Saint Elizabeth, the mother of Christ's cousing Saint John the Baptist, sits on the left, rolling swaddling clothes.Veronese arranges the figures in a stately flow of interconnecting forms and renders them using a rich play of light and a perfect balance of warm and cool colors.

Provenance:

Possibly mentioned by Ridolfi as in the possession of the heirs of Veronese
According to Cicogna (1824–53), the work belonged to Abbott Celotti
Bondon, Paris, until 1831, his sale, Paris, June 8, 1831 (Lugt 12689), no. 10
Quantock
Norman Clark Neill, Cowes, as of 1925
Mrs. H. F. Buxton, London
Acquired by the Putnam Foundation, 1956