Saint Catherine of Alexandria and Christ

Not on view
Artists / Makers / Authorities: 
Lluís Borrassà
Girona, circa 1360 – Barcelona, 1424/1425
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Lluís Borrassà was one of the leading artists of the Catalan Gothic. Member of a dynasty of painters from Girona, in the 1380s he set up his workshop in Barcelona and came to be the figurehead of the pictorial scenario in Catalonia. A great number of works by this prolific painter have been preserved, although he enjoyed only a token presence at the museum until the accesion of this fine predella panel. The piece, like its twin with Saint John the Baptist and Saint Barbara, now at the Harvard Art Museums, is considered to be part of the retable of Sant Pere de Terrassa, of which thirteen panels are preserved at the Museu de Terrassa.


Circa 1411-1413

86 x 89.5 x 8 cm

Long-term loan from the Generalitat de Catalunya. National Art Collection. Settlement of the Collection of Don Antonio Gallardo Ballart, 2015

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Egg tempera and gilding on wood
Subject: Religion
Century: 15th
Compartment of predella, probably, from the high altarpiece of Sant Pere de Terrassa, of which thirteen panels from the main body are kept in the Museu de Terrassa and another compartment of the predella in The Harvard Art Museums.
Lluís Borrassà - Santa Caterina d'Alexandria i Crist - Cap a 1411-1413
Santa Caterina d'Alexandria i Crist