Coates, George (1869-1930; Australian), after Correggio (c.1489-1534; Italian) 
Marriage of St Catherine 
Oil on canvas, 107 x 104 cm 
Presented by the artist under the terms of the NGV Travelling Scholarship, 1899
National Gallery of Victoria (50-2)

Correggio’s Louvre panel, a Leonardesque composition of the mid 1520s, has often been copied. For an engraving of it, from Louis XIV’s “Cabinet du Roi,” see Picart after Correggio Mystic Marriage of St Catherine {1879} NGV [EN].

Coates made this copy under the terms of the scholarship he won in 1896. Like a number of the other canvases from that source in the Melbourne collection, it is now in clear need of conservation.


AR 1899, p.28; NGV 1905, p.139 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 6th bay, no.2)

For Correggio’s painting (Louvre Inv.41; 105 x 102 cm), see e.g.