Paintings of Cranach on religious themes and mythological subjects are most often populated by blond and white-haired beauties. In them, now with the baby on his hands, then naked, the artist reproduced the type of modern German women.
The work of Saints Genevieve and Apollonius dates back to 1506. Their images, together with the images of Saints Christina and Odile, served as external flaps of the famous altar of St. Catherine.
On the dark background of the picture are two smartly dressed girls, in the guise of which Lucas Cranach, as always, tried to express his ideal of feminine beauty. Above the Saints is a golden ornament of fruits and leaves, another evidence that these are the outer doors of the altar.