St. Catherine is here immortalized in her revered role of bringing the papacy of Gregory XI back to Rome from France and establishing peace between the eight city-states. Declared a patron saint of Italy along with Francis of Assisi, Catherine remains a greatly respected figure for her political boldness in speaking the truth to power, exceptional for women of her time. Bartolomeo was an Italian Early Renaissance painter of religious subjects, remarkable for their delicacy of coloring and skillful draping of their subjects expertly adorned in light and shade. The authentic stretched canvas replica painting captures the original work's texture, depth of color, and even its subtle brushstrokes, which are applied by hand exclusively for Design Toscano. Our replica European style, bright gold-toned, ribbed frame is cast in quality designer resin with an acanthus leaf and floret border that draws the eye toward the beautiful image.