Pedro Nuñez del Valle
Saint Cecilia

Circa 1638-1658
Oil on canvas
The Hispanic Society of America, New York City

St. Cecilia here plays an organ. Other portraits have her with other instruments. The putti are a way of showing that she is in Heaven, not among the earthly instruments she disdained.

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Photographed at the Hispanic Society by Claire Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.