Description: Dorothea of Caesarea died c.311AD, though little is known about her. She is venerated as a martyr and patron of gardeners as she produced fruit and flowers in her headress for a pagan lawyer on the way to her execution. She is shown here holding flowers and apples, and with pomegranates on her dress in honour of this. This piece was commissioned by Alice Radcliffe, a London-based art lover, during the height of the Arts and Crafts movement. A pair with image 55587 of St. Elizabeth of Hungary.
Painted by George James Frampton (1860-1928), oil on panel. Frampton is well known as a sculptor, including the Peter Pan statue in London and Kelvingrove Art Museum in Glasgow.