Alessandro Tiarini’s The presentation of Saint Dorothy to the Holy Trinity – With Footnotes, #242

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Alessandro Tiarini, (Italian, 1577–1668) Title:
The presentation of Saint Dorothy to the Holy Trinity
Oil on poplar panel
51.6 x 40.2 cm. (20.3 x 15.8 in.)
Private collection

Dorothea of Caesarea  (died ca. 311) is a 4th-century virgin martyr who was executed at Caesarea Mazaca. Evidence for her actual historical existence or acta is very sparse. She is called a martyr of the Diocletianic Persecution, although her death occurred after the resignation of Diocletian himself…

 

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Author: zaidangallery

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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