St. Genoveva

around 1470/75, Artist: Hugo van der Goes



St. Genoveva

When closed, the “Diptych with the Fall of Man and Salvation” on its outer side (today split off) showed St. Genoveva in shades of grey as a stone sculpture in a niche. The grisaille technique lends the figure a certain three-dimensional character. St. Genoveva, Patron Saint of the city of Paris, is depicted with her attribute, a devil blowing out the candle.

Currently not displayed.

Object data

Object Name



Early Netherlandish


around 1470/75


Hugo van der Goes (um 1440 Gent - 1482 Rode Klooster bei Brüssel) - GND


oak wood


Overall: 33,8 cm × 22,9 cm
Framed: 41 cm × 30,5 cm × 4,5 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 5822b


Coll. Leopold William; Coll. Ambras

Kunst & Patenschaft

This object is still without a Art Patron. Accept the patronage and make sure that this cultural treasure is preserved for future generations.
Your donation is a direct and sustainable contribution to the scientific documentation, research, restoration, and presentation of the artworks of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

Become an art patron