Inventory number
P02693
Author
San Leocadio, Paolo de
Title
The Savior
Chronology
1482 – 1484
Technique
Oil
Support
Panel
Dimensions
34 cm x 25 cm
School
Spanish
Theme
Religion
On display
Yes
Provenance
Legacy of Pablo Bosch y Barrau, 1916

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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