The Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine, ca. between 1550 and 1560

  • Paolo Veronese, Italian, 1528-1588

Oil on canvas

  • Unframed: 66 1/2 inches × 46 inches (168.9 × 116.8 cm)
  • 77 1/8 × 56 1/4 × 4 1/2 inches (195.9 × 142.9 × 11.4 cm)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter O. Briggs



European Painting

  • Religious art
  • Oil
  • Canvas
  • Painting (visual work)
  • Venice
  • Christ
  • Virgin mary
  • Angels (spirits)
  • Saint catherine

by 1649, possibly Niccolo Renieri (Venice, Italy)

Giuseppe Caliari, great-nephew of the artist (Ferrara, Italy)

Mora family (Ferrara, Italy)

Counsellor Z. Sernagiotto (Ferrara, Italy)

1871, purchased by (Luigi Rossi, Venice, Italy)

1871, purchased by Quincy Adams Shaw (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

by 1908, by descent to Mrs. Pauline Shaw Fennoe

(Castano Galleries, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

until 1944, Frederick Mondschein aka Mont (New York, New York, USA)

Mr. and Mrs. Walter O. Briggs

1944-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

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Paolo Veronese, The Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine, ca. between 1550 and 1560, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter O. Briggs, 44.265.