Historical Portraits Picture Archive

Portrait of Miss Voss as St Agnes 1690s

Sir Godfrey Kneller Bt. (1646-1723)

Portrait of Miss Voss as St Agnes, Sir Godfrey Kneller Bt.
Oil on canvas
17th Century
31 x 26 inches 78.8 x 66 cm
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Catherine Voss shown here in the giuse of a saint was the painter's daughter by his mistress Mrs Voss. The role of St Catherine with her lamb was popular in Baroque depictions of young women, and conveyed innocence, virtue and, of course, beauty.
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