This religious painting is an excellent example of the Mannerist Style of the Fontainebleau School. The Ecole de Fontainebleau refers to two periods of artistic production in France during the late Renaissance centered around the royal Château de Fontainebleau, that were crucial in forming the French version of Northern Mannerism. Inspired by the Italian Mannerism of Michelangelo, Raphael, and especially Parmigiano, French artists embraced the use of elongated and undulating forms, and crowded compositions, which we see in full in this portrait of Saint Agnes (c. 291 – c. 304). Saint Agnes is often depicted in art with a lamb, as her name resembles the Latin word for "lamb", agnus. The name "Agnes" is actually derived from the feminine Greek adjective "hagnē" (ἁγνή) meaning "chaste, pure, sacred". Oil paint on copper.