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Consecration of Saint Augustine

Jaume HuguetAround 1463-1470/1475

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, Barcelona

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, Barcelona

Compartment from the altarpiece of Saint Augustine. The MNAC keeps seven of the eight panels from this altarpiece. The eighth, the Road to Calvary, is kept at the Museu Marès in Barcelona. It comes from the high altar of the church of the convent of Sant Agustí Vell, Barcelona.

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  • Title: Consecration of Saint Augustine
  • Creator: Jaume Huguet
  • Date Created: Around 1463-1470/1475
  • Tag: Religion
  • Provenance: Barcelona
  • Physical Dimensions: w1930 x h2500 x d95 cm
  • Inventory number: 024140-000
  • Description: In 1463 the Guild of Tanners commissioned an altarpiece from Jaume Huguet for the high altar in the church of Sant Agustí Vell in Barcelona. The unusual size of the item, one of the largest in Catalan Gothic painting, and the crisis the country was going through at the time, delayed completion of the altarpiece until 1486 and warranted involvement by several members of the Huguet workshop, and in particular by a member of the Vergós family.Eight panels from this altarpiece are preserved, seven at the MNAC and another at the Museu Marès. The quality of the composition and the pictorial technique of the 'Consecration of Saint Augustine' suggest it can be considered the personal work of the great master.
  • Artwork history: Acquired 1927
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
  • Medium: Tempera, stucco reliefs and gold leaf on wood

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