Scotin, Gérard (1671-1716; French), after Turchi, Alessandro (1578-1649; Italian)
Jesus Christ espouse Ste Catherine [The Mystic Marriage of St Catherine] 1679
Gift of George Collins Levey 1879
National Gallery of Victoria (p.183.11-1)

= Levey gift, cat.25

The source painting, in Cardinal Mazarin’s collection prior to its acquisition by Louis XIV, was transferred from the Louvre to Perpignan in 1957. It shows St Catherine of Alexandria united with Christ, a subject popular in the late medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods. Typically, as here, the infant Christ places a ring on St Catherine’s finger; see also Picart after Correggio Mystic Marriage of St Catherine {1879} NGV [PR] [Levey gift, cat.26].

For Turchi, also known as Alessandro Veronese (and hence sometimes confused with Paolo Veronese), see linked artist entry.


Not listed in NGV 1894 or 1905 

NGV catalague: as by an unknown engraver after Paolo Veronese (not reproduced). Cf. Suite et Arrangement (1727), p.1 (Ste Catherine, d’Alex Veroneze, grav.par G.Scotin); Duplessis Cabinet du roi (1869), p.7 (as after Alex.Véronese)

For the source painting (Louvre Inv.702), see Louvre cat.II (1981), p.300: table of works deposited elsewhere (not reproduced): as in Perpignan