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Saint Hippolyte curing the Leg of the Oxherd Peter
Borrassà, Luis
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Borrassà, Luis

Gerona, 1380 - Barcelona, 1424

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Saint Hippolyte curing the Leg of the Oxherd Peter

1419 - 1421. Mixed method on panel.
Room 051B

The scene forms part of the altarpiece dedicated to Saint Lawrence, Saint Hippolytus and Saint Thomas Aquinas that was commissioned by the canon Ferrer Despujol for the Chapel of Saint Lawrence in Barcelona Cathedral. Its artist was Lluís Borrassà, a very successful painter in early 15th-century Barcelona who distinguished himself not only through his narrative technique and chromatic sensibility but also thanks to his ability to surround himself with skilful collaborators. With them, he organised a large workshop that produced works - especially large altarpieces - for all kinds of clients, from kings and burghers to convents and parishes. It is a characteristic work of the final stage of the painter’s activity, with a special emphasis on narrative and the figures are in modern dress, typical of international Gothic.

Technical data

Inventory number
Borrassà, Luis
Saint Hippolyte curing the Leg of the Oxherd Peter
1419 - 1421
Mixed method
Height: 69 cm; Width: 62 cm
San Lorenzo Chapel of Barcelona Cathedral; Bequest of Pablo Bosch y Barrau, 1916.

Bibliography +

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo provisional de las obras de arte legadas al Museo del Prado por D. Pablo Bosch, Tipográfica artística, Madrid, 1916, pp. 15.

Garnelo, J., Los primitivos españoles en la colección Bosch en el Museo del Prado, Arte Español / Revista Española de Arte, 3, 1917, pp. 362.

Post, Chandler Rathfon, A history of Spanish painting, II, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1930, pp. 343-346.

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

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1985, pp. 66-67.

Gudiol, Josep, Pintura gótica catalana, Ediciones Polígrafa, Barcelona, 1986, pp. 82.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas, III, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1996, pp. nº1425.

Castillo-Ojugas, Antonio, Una visita médica al Museo del Prado, You & Us, Madrid, 1998, pp. 125.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 1425.
Autor = Idem Idem / 1425. Asunto = Pintura votiva (tabla) / Dimensiones = Alto = 0,69 Ancho = 0,62

Inscriptions +

Legado Pablo Bosch 1915
On metallic tablet. Frame, front, lower bar

M.N.PRADO / 02677
On metallic tablet. Back, Upper area

Nº 2677
Scrap of paper. Back, Upper area

Inscribed in black. Front, lower left corner

Mercedes Campaner de Valls / Di[¿? / K B[¿?] / 74 /anver[¿?] / 2677 nº del prode[¿?]
Scrap of paper. Back, Upper area

Location +

Room 051B (On Display)

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

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