The Conversion of Saint Augustine

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Not on view
Artists / Makers / Authorities: 
Vergós Group
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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 Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya and another at the Museu Marès.

Painting

Circa 1470/1475-1486

264.5 x 195 x 8.5 cm

Purchased 1927

Inventory number: 

024139-000

Tempera on wood
Subject: Religion
Century: 15th
Compartment from the altarpiece of Saint Augustine. The MNAC keeps 7 of the 8 panels from this altarpiece. The 8th, 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.
Grup Vergós - The Conversion of Saint Augustine - Circa 1470/1475-1486
The Conversion of Saint Augustine