Saint Cecilia playing the Organ
attributed to Justus Sustermans (Antwerp 1597 - Florence 1618)
Oil painting on canvas, Saint Cecilia playing the Organ, attributed to Justus Sustermans (Antwerp 1597 - Florence 1681). A girl playing an organ, probably representing St Cecilia. She is seated on the right but looking outwards, half-length, wearing a blue dress with white sleeves, a red ribbon at her wrist, a changeant gold and pink scarf over her shoulder, her braided hair bound with a ferroniere.
Given to the National Trust along with the house, its grounds, and the rest of contents by Sir Henry Hugh Arthur Hoare, 6th Bt (1865 – 1947) in 1946.
Stourhead, The Hoare Collection (National Trust)
Marks and inscriptions
Verso: Inscribed in white paint on back of frame: 432 [the number now of the Rouby copy of Sodoma's Christ]
Makers and roles
attributed to Justus Sustermans (Antwerp 1597 - Florence 1618), artist previously catalogued as attributed to Italian School previously catalogued as attributed to Italian (Florentine) School