- Reference number
- San Leocadio, Paolo de
- The Savior
- 1482 – 1484
- 34 cm x 25 cm
- On display
- Legacy of Pablo Bosch y Barrau, 1916
A votive image of Christ the Savior crowned with a cross-shaped halo. He wears a green tunic and red robes and has an expression of profound sorrow. All of these are symbols evoking his Passion.
The golden inner frame around the bust contrasts with the greater volume and expressionism of Christ's face, and these latter aspects of the work exemplify this painter's move towards more modern forms.
This work is attributed to Paolo de San Leocadio and seems to confirm that artist's evolution, which is not well known due to the scarcity of dated and documented works. It is paired with Mater Dolorosa (P07135), that is also in the Prado Museum collection.