About the Artwork

Painters from Venice, particularly Titian and Tintoretto, influenced El Greco’s fondness for expressive brushstrokes across the canvas surface. The legendary Saint Catherine’s Christian faith was so strong that she refused to marry a pagan Roman emperor; in retaliation, he ordered that she be tortured. Catherine was bound to a spiked wheel, but was freed when a thunderbolt from heaven shattered it. In this painting, she holds the martyr's palm while resting her left arm on a fragment of the wheel; her right hand grasps the sword with which she was ultimately beheaded.

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About Our Products

MFA Boston Custom Prints offers exclusive custom reproductions of artworks in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston collection. Thanks to gallery-quality materials, we create prints as true to the original work as possible, using strict color management protocols and state-of-the-art printing technology.
All reproductions you find in this store are approved by MFA Boston. We are continually adding new artworks to our offering, so be sure to check back regularly as you build your own gallery. A variety of molding styles means our custom framed prints can match any type of decor.

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Museum members will receive their member discount for all orders placed through our Custom Prints store. Simply enter your member id during the checkout process. Once your membership has been validated your discount will be applied.