Mural paintings of the Conquest of Majorca

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Location: 
Room 17
Artists / Makers / Authorities: 
Master of the Conquest of Majorca
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Description:

The mural paintings of the Conquest of Majorca come from the former ancestral home of the Caldes family in Carrer Montcada in Barcelona, a building later known as Palau Aguilar. Discovered and removed in 1961, these paintings are one of the most important examples of early or Linear Gothic Catalan painting. This magnificent example of painting on historical subject matter narrates the conquest of the island of Majorca by James I the Conqueror in 1229. Like a painted chronicle, the episodes follow the detailed narrative of Catalan medieval accounts such as King James I's Llibre dels Feits and Bernat Desclot's Crònica.

Painting

1285-1290

Purchase of the palace by Barcelona City Council, 1953; the paintings entered the Museum in 1962

Inventory number: 

071447-CJT

Set of three panels with mural paintings. From the former Palau Caldes, later Palau Berenguer d'Aguilar, in Carrer de Montcada, Barcelona.
Fresco transferred to canvas
Century: 13th
Subject: History
Mestre de la conquesta de Mallorca - Pintures murals de la conquesta de Mallorca - 1285-1290
Pintures murals de la conquesta de Mallorca
Mestre de la conquesta de Mallorca - Pintures murals de la conquesta de Mallorca - 1285-1290 [1]
Instal·lació de les «Pintures murals de la conquesta de Mallorca» al Museu Nacional el 2009
Mestre de la conquesta de Mallorca - Pintures murals de la conquesta de Mallorca - 1285-1290 [2]
«Pintures murals de la conquesta de Mallorca» en el moment de ser traspassades a tela pels restauradors del Museu d’Art de Catalunya, 1962. © Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona. Autor: desconegut
Mestre de la conquesta de Mallorca - Pintures murals de la conquesta de Mallorca - 1285-1290 [3]
Pintures murals de la conquesta de Mallorca [3]