Altarpiece of Saint Barbara

Print
Location: 
Room 24
Artists / Makers / Authorities: 
Gonçal Peris Sarrià
Valencia, circa 1380-1451
Museum tags: 
Social tags: 
  • tower
Description:

This altarpiece is attributed to the painter Gonçal Peris Sarrià, one of the chief representatives of Valencian International Gothic. His style is marked by expressive and picturesque elements, the flowing line and the charm of the colour. The main compartment of the altarpiece represents the titular saint with her distinctive attributes –the tower, in allusion to her imprisonment, and the palm, as she is considered a martyr-- and above her the Calvary. On either side are depicted various episodes from the life of Saint Barbara, who was called on to keep away lightning and storms.

Painting

Circa 1410-1425

278 x 207.7 x 17 cm

Permanent loan from the former Bosch i Catarineu Collection, 1934; donated by Julio Muñoz Ramonet, 1950

Inventory number: 

035672-CJT

At the beginning of the 20th century, the altarpiece was kept in the parish church of Puertomingalvo (Teruel), but it could originally have come from the chapel of Santa Bárbara near this town.
Tempera and gold leaf on wood
Century: 15th
Subject: Religion
Gonçal Peris Sarrià - Retaule de santa Bàrbara - Cap a 1410-1425
Retaule de santa Bàrbara
Gonçal Peris Sarrià - Retaule de santa Bàrbara - Cap a 1410-1425 [1]
Retaule de santa Bàrbara [1]