Paintings from the doors of the organ from La Seu d'Urgell cathedral
These canvases adorning the doors of the organ stall of the cathedral of La Seu d'Urgell helped keep out the cold and damp. The use of grisaille had special devotional significance in terms of the liturgical calendar, which restricted the display of brightly colourful sacred images and brightly coloured sacred images and the performance of music during Lent. This is one of the Master’s most emblematic ensembles, both for its typology and for its aesthetic value as the work of a truly original artist who incorporated the language of Flemish painting and tropes from French visual culture in a highly natural way.
Purchased, 1918; long-term loan by Generalitat de Catalunya, 1993