c. 1575 Oil on canvas, 337 x 241 cm Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice Originally the Altar piece for St. Catherines
The painting of The Mystical Marriage of St. Catherine by Paolo Veronese is a painting that is the altar piece for St. Catherine’s Church in Venice, Italy. The painting is a depiction of Catherine of Siena being mystically married to Christ. She is shown kneeling waiting to receive a ring from the infant Christ. Christ is shown seated on Mary’s lap and appears to be preparing to put a ring on Catherine’s finger. Angels are peering down on them from Heaven.