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Altarpiece of the Virgin
Master of Torralba
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Master of Torralba

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Altarpiece of the Virgin

1435 - 1440. Tempera on panel. Not on display

This altarpiece, either from an unidentified location in Zaragoza or from the Calatayud area, has a principal part and a predella. The principal part comprises three sections on two levels and four intermediary sections with saints and prophets. The central section depicts the Virgin and Child and the Crucifixion. From left to right and top to bottom in the side sections are: the Annunciation, the Adoration of the Magi, the Nativity and the Presentation in the Temple. The predella still has six of its original seven compartments, depicting, from left to right: the Taking of Christ, Christ before Pilate or Herod, the Flagellation, Christ on the Road to Calvary, the Descent from the Cross and the Burial of Christ

Technical data

Inventory number
Master of Torralba
Altarpiece of the Virgin
1435 - 1440
Height: 366 cm; Width: 280 cm
Bequest of the Várez Fisa Family, 2013

Bibliography +

Gudiol, José, Pintura medieval en Aragón, Institución Fernando el Católico, Zaragoza, 1971, pp. 76, n. 102.

Mañas Ballestín, F., Pintura gótica aragonesa, Zaragoza, 1979, pp. 97-101.

Lacarra Duray, Mª C., 'Informe histórico-artístico del retablo de san Félix de Torralba de Ribota'. En:, Joyas de Un Patrimonio III : Restauraciones de la Diputacion de Zaragoza., Zaragoza, 2003, pp. 99-107.

Lacarra Ducay, Mª C., Blasco de Grañen, Pintor de Retablos (1422-1459), Institucion Fernando el Catolico, Zaragoza, 2004, pp. docs. 17 y 18.

Lacarra Duray, Mª C., 'Retablo de San Andrés apóstol de Torralba de Ribota' En:, Joyas de un Patrimonio IV. Estudios., Zaragoza, 2012, pp. 66-70.

Silva, Pilar, Donación Várez Fisa, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2013, pp. 26-29 n.9.

Silva, Pilar, 'Maestro de Torralba. Retablo de la Virgen' En: Museo Nacional del Prado. Memoria de actividades 2013, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2014, pp. 42-45.

Santos Bueso, Enrique, Oftalmología en el Museo del Prado, Gertograf, 2015, pp. 72.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 2848.

Update date: 11-01-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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