Saint Lucy and a Donor
Paolo Veronese - circa 1580
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Samuel H Kress Collection, 1961. Saint Lucy was the patron saint of eyesight and is seen with a donor who evokes her protection. The eyeball on the end of the rod refers to the legend that she plucked out her eyes and presented them to a pagan suitor, who, struck by her faith and courage, was converted to Christianity. The palm leaf is a symbol of martydom.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: circa 1580
Artist age:Approximately 52 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 180.6 cm (71.1 in.), Width: 115.3 cm (45.39 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member kohn1fox on 15 November 2013.
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