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The Guils Frontal
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The Guils Frontal

Late XIII century. Tempera on panel. Not on display

At the centre, the Pantocrator (Christ in majesty) is shown in a mandorla surrounded by the Tetramorph, the symbols of the four Evangelists. At either side, the upper register shows scenes from the life of Saint Stephen -on the left, his stoning, and on the right his burial- while the lower register depicts two pairs of apostles. The frontal is from the church of San Esteban in Guils de Cerdanya (Gerona).

Technical data

Inventory number
P003055
Author
Anonymous
Title
The Guils Frontal
Date
Late XIII century
Technique
Tempera
Support
Panel
Dimension
Height: 92 cm; Width: 175 cm
Provenance
Chapel of San Esteban de Guils, Cerdaña; Collection Plandiura, Barcelona; acquired from J. A Maragall, Barcelona, by the Prado Museum, 1963.

Bibliography +

Pérez Sánchez, Alfonso Emilio, Diez años de adquisiciones para el Museo del Prado, Goya: Revista de Arte, 90, 1969, pp. 360.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Principales adquisiciones de los últimos diez años: 1958-1968, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1969.

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

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado. Catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1985, pp. 796-797.

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

Museo Nacional del Prado, Las aves en el Museo del Prado, SEO/BirdLife, 2010, pp. 64-65,217.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 1864.
Autor / 1864. Asunto, "Frontal de Guils" / Tabla 92 X 175 cms / Nº del catálogo 3055 / Adquirido por el Patronato en Septbre. de 1963 a D. Juan A. Maragall, en 500.000 pts.

Inscriptions +

LAPIDABAN STEFANV
Inscribed in black. Front, upper left corner

SEPELLERVNT STEFANV
Inscribed in black. Front, upper right corner

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

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