Wikipedia picture of the day for May 23

The Crucifixion of Saint Wilgefortis

The Crucifixion of Saint Wilgefortis is an oil-on-panel triptych created by the Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch from 1497 to 1505. The identity of the subject has been uncertain; she was believed to be Saint Julia of Corsica, whose feast day is May 23 in the Western liturgical calendar, but the triptych is now believed to depict Saint Wilgefortis, after restoration work revealed that the female martyr had originally been painted with a beard. The work is in the collection of the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice, Italy.

Painting credit: Hieronymus Bosch

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