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The Saviour
San Leocadio, Paolo da -Painter-
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San Leocadio, Paolo da

Reggio Emilia, 1447 - Valencia, 1514

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The Saviour

1482 - 1484. Oil on panel.
Room 051A

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.

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Mater Dolorosa
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The Saviour
1482 - 1484
Height: 34 cm; Width: 25 cm
Bequest of Pablo Bosch y Barrau, 1916

Bibliography +

Mayer, August, Pinturas del Caballlero de Montesa, ARCHIVO ESPAÑOL DE ARTE / ARCHIVO ESPAÑOL DE ARTE Y ARQUEOLOGIA, 11, 1935, pp. 208.

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

Saralegui, Leandro de, Una obra inédita de Pablo de San Leocadio, ARCHIVO ESPAÑOL DE ARTE / ARCHIVO ESPAÑOL DE ARTE Y ARQUEOLOGIA, 26, 1953, pp. 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.

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, Paolo da San Leocadio i els inicis de la pintura del reinaix..., CEIC Alfons el Vell, Gandía, 2006, pp. 268/ lám.328.

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

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 1439.

Exhibitions +

El mundo de los Osona
28.11.1994 - 23.02.1995

Location +

Room 051A (On Display)

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

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