DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, The fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy 1907, The Art Institute of Chicago, American Art Collection DETAIL : John Singer SARGENT, Almina, daughter of Asher Wertheimer 1908, Tate, London, presented by the widow and family of Asher Wertheimer in accordance with his wishes in 1922
Alfred GILBERT | St Catherine (The miraculous wedding)

England 1854 – 1934
France 1875-78, Italy 1878-84, England 1884-1903, Belgium 1903-26
St Catherine (The miraculous wedding) c.1900
50.5 (h) x 32.0 (w) x 31.0 (d) cm
Schaeffer collection

St Catherine was intended to be one of the 12 saints adorning one of the most elaborate of all English royal tombs, the Tomb of the Duke of Clarence. Commissioned in 1892 by King Edward and Queen Alexandra for their first son Prince Albert Victor, Gilbert was instructed to create a work worthy for a young man who, if he had lived, would have been King. St Catherine was, however, not included in the finished tomb.

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