Isidoro Boscari (attrib.)
The Martyrdom of St. Ursula and Companions
End of the 18th cent.
Oil on canvas
Diocesan Museum, Caltagirone, Sicily
Originally in the Church of St. Bonaventura, Caltagirone
Hun soldiers descend on Ursula and her companions while an angel prepares to bring the saint her crown of martyrdom. Although the Golden Legend has her slain with an arrow, this painting shows a soldier is about to stab her with a spear.
The banner of St. George is St. Ursula's usual attribute, signifying her status (in the legends, at least) as a British princess.
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Photographed at the museum by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.