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Spanish School, 16th Century
SAINT CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA; A MALE SAINT HOLDING A FLASK OF LIQUID AND A PAIR OF PINCE-NEZ GLASSES, POSSIBLY SAINT OMOBUONO 
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 GBP
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1
Spanish School, 16th Century
SAINT CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA; A MALE SAINT HOLDING A FLASK OF LIQUID AND A PAIR OF PINCE-NEZ GLASSES, POSSIBLY SAINT OMOBUONO 
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Spanish School, 16th Century
SAINT CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA; A MALE SAINT HOLDING A FLASK OF LIQUID AND A PAIR OF PINCE-NEZ GLASSES, POSSIBLY SAINT OMOBUONO 
Quantity: 2
a pair, both oil on panel
the former: 58.5 by 48.2 cm.; 23 by 19 in.;
the latter: 58.5 by 46.8 cm.; 23 by 18 1/2 in
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Catalogue Note

Saint Omobuono, the "good man", was a wealthy merchant from Cremona who used his prosperity to help the poor in the city. According to a legend he gave all his food and drink to a beggar on a journey and when he refilled his flask in the river, the water miraculously changed to wine. He was canonized two years after his death in 1197.

Cremona was under Spanish rule in the sixteenth century which may explain why a Spanish artist has painted the town's patron saint.

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