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Mater Dolorosa
San Leocadio, Paolo da
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San Leocadio, Paolo da

Reggio Emilia, 1447 - Valencia, 1514

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Mater Dolorosa

1482 - 1484. Oil on panel.
Room 051A

A devotional image of the Virgin Mary wearing blue and white, with a halo. She looks directly at the viewer, transmitting her sorrow at the death of Christ. The bust is completed with a gilded inner frame that contrasts with the greater volume and expressionism of the Virgin´s face. These aspects reveal the painter´s evolution towards more modern forms. This work attributed to Paolo de San Leocadio seems to confirm his evolution as an artist, though he is little known due to the scarcity of surviving, dated and documented works by him. It is coupled with The Savior (P02693), which is also in the Prado Museum´s collections.

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The Saviour
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San Leocadio, Paolo da
Mater Dolorosa
1482 - 1484
Height: 34 cm; Width: 25 cm
Legacy of Pablo Bosch y Barrau, 1916.

Bibliography +

Post, Chandler Rathfon, A history of Spanish painting, VII, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1938, pp. 890.

Saralegui, Leandro de, Una obra inédita de Pablo de San Leocadio, ARCHIVO ESPAÑOL DE ARTE, 26, 1953, pp. 208 y 251.

Bosque, A.De, Artistes Italiens en Espagne. Du XIV Siecle Aux Roix Catholi, Le Temps, Paris, 1965, pp. 196.

Salas, Xavier de, Museo del Prado. Catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1972, pp. 819.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1985, pp. 617.

Company, Ximo (1953)), El mundo de los Osona : ca. 1460- ca. 1540 /, Conselleria de Cultura: Museu Sant Pius V: Funda, Valencia, 1994.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado. Inventario general de pinturas (III). Nuevas Adquisiciones. Museo Iconográfico. Tapices., Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1996.

Company, Ximo, Il rinascimento di Paolo da San Leocadio, Kalós, 2009, pp. 134-137.

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Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1985. Núm. 2693b.
La Dolorosa / T. 0,34 x 0,25. / Busto. Manto azul, túnica roja. / Véase el número que precede. / Legado Pablo Bosch, nº 60.

Inv. Legado Pablo Bosch, 1916. Núm. 60.
Escuela de Avignon / Autores desconocidos. / Dolorosa. / Tabla 0,34 - 0,25 (?)

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 1440.
Autor = Idem Idem Idem / 1440. Asunto = Dolorosa. (Tabla). / Dimensiones = Alto = 0,34 Ancho = 0,25 (?)

Exhibitions +

El mundo de los Osona
28.11.1994 - 23.02.1995

Location +

Room 051A (On Display)

Update date: 09-04-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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