The Madonna and Child with Saint MartinaThe Madonna and Child with Saint Martina
Pietro da Cortona
Oil on canvas
27 9/16 x 22 13/16 in. (70 x 58 cm) Framed: 39 x 35 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. (99.1 x 90.1 x 8.3 cm)
In this devotional painting, Saint Martina, a third-century martyr who was put to death for refusing to worship idols, gazes fervently at the Christ Child while holding the forked iron hook with which she was tortured, and accepting the palm of martyrdom.