St Margaret

No pre-Charles I provenance is given in the inventory for Titian’s stormy St Margaret triumphing over the devil in the form of a dragon believed to be the work recently sold at Sotheby's, cited here, formerly Heinz Kisters collection, Kreuzlingen. The original version is in the Prado (no. 445).

 "Qu. if not Lord Harcourt's" annotation added by Horace Walpole to the corresponding entry in his copy of George Vertue, Catalogue and Description of King Charles I's Capital Collection.. (1757) in the Surveyor's office, St James's Palace [the picture sold at Sotheby's once belonged to Lord Harcourt]

Van der Doort c.1639


St Margaret, with a little red cross in her left hand triumphing over the Devil in a dragon's shape, life-size, full-length

Walpole Society reference (1960): 
WS 14, № 3
Measurements (Van der Doort): 
6ft 2in x 5ft 2in (188 x 157.5cm)
light from the left
wooden gilded frame
Original Manuscript page number: 
MS. Ash. 1514, f. 17
Identification certainty: 
Sale Inventory c.1649-51