Inventory number
P02842
Author
Master of the Madonna della Misericordia
Title
Saint Eloy before King Clotaire
Chronology
Ca. 1370
Technique
Tempera, gold-leaf
Support
Panel
Dimensions
35 cm x 39 cm
School
Italian
Theme
Religion
On display
Yes
Provenance
Donación Francisco de Asís Cambó Batlle, 1941; Colección Francisco de Asís Cambó, Barcelona, 1929-1941; Col. Joseph Spiridon, Paris,¿1988?-1929; Col. Toscanelli, Pontedera, 1883.

This is a set of two scenes (P02842, P02841) referring to one of the first known stories of Saint Eloy, a French saint from the late sixth and early seventh century and a great goldsmith who served kings Clotaire II and Dagobert and became Bishop of Rouen.

In Saint Eloy before King Clotaire (P02842), the Merovingian king, Clotaire, who knows the saint's fame and skills as a metal worker, commissions Eloy to make a saddle of gold and precious stones.

 
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