Aragonese Master 15th century
Oil on panel. 55 x 41 cm.
Fifteenth century art often displays elements of an internationality that does not immediately correspond to our modern-day idea of the period. The transition between the late Gothic and Renaissance eras was a time of great cultural cosmopolitanism, with artists travelling between European courts, often borrowing models and styles from different figurative idioms. In particular, Spanish painters were often influenced by their northern counterparts, and Netherlandish artists travelled south to work in the Iberian Peninsula.
The present panel, by an as yet unidentified artist, is certainly by the same hand as the “Mourning Virgin” now in the Musée des Augustins in Toulouse (inv. no 49 6 47). Both panels presumably originate from the same altarpiece.
Continental private collection.