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The Virgin enthroned with the Christ Child
Siloé, Gil de
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Siloé, Gil de

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The Virgin enthroned with the Christ Child

1490 - 1500. Alabaster. Not on display

This exceptionally fine sculpture is almost identical to the Virgin of the Choir from the Charterhouse of Miraflores (Burgos). The Virgin enthroned and crowned as Queen of Heaven appears as the new Eve, active in man’s redemption after the original sin of Adam and Eve, who are depicted on the arms of the throne. Gil de Siloé was the principal sculptor at the court of Queen Isabel la Católica.

Technical data

Inventory number
Siloé, Gil de
The Virgin enthroned with the Christ Child
1490 - 1500
Gilded; Sculpted; Polychromed
Height: 83 cm; Width: 52.5 cm; Base/bottom: 38 cm; Weight: 145.5 Kg
Charterhouse of Miraflores, Burgos?; Bequest of Várez Fisa, 2013

Bibliography +

Wethey, H. E., Gil de Siloé and his school. A study of late Gothic sculpture in Burgos, Cambridge, 1936, pp. 55.

Reyes y mecenas: los Reyes Católicos, Maximiliano I y los inicios de la Casa de Austria en España, Ministerio de Cultura, Madrid, 1992, pp. 276-277 n. 2.

Calzada Toledano, J.J., 'El tema de la Inmaculada en Gil de Siloé. La Virgen con el Niño en la Cartuja de Miraflores' En:, Actas del Congreso Internacional sobre Gil de Siloé y la Escultura de su época (Burgos 1999), Burgos, 2001, pp. 395-401.

Silva, Pilar, Donación Várez Fisa, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2013, pp. 36-37 n.12.

Silva, Pilar, 'Gil de Siloé. La Virgen entronizada con el Niño' En: Museo Nacional del Prado. Memoria de actividades 2013, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2014, pp. 50-52.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 2854.

Exhibitions +

Museo del Prado 1819-2019
20.11.2018 - 10.03.2019

Update date: 11-01-2022 | Registry created on 13-05-2020

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