Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Jean Honoré Fragonard French
After Mattia Preti (Il Cavalier Calabrese) Italian

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This etching is from a group of sixteen made by Fragonard in Paris around 1763-64, based on black chalk drawings he had made in Italy a few years earlier for his friend and patron, the abbé de Saint-Non. This composition is based on a painting of Saint Catherine touched by divine love by Mattia Preti (Italian, 1613-1699). It was one of five paintings by Preti Fragonard copied in the church of San Pietro a Maiella in Naples in March, 1761.

Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Jean Honoré Fragonard (French, Grasse 1732–1806 Paris), Etching, first state of two

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