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Six Apostles

Artist:
Spanish (Oña) Painter (late 15th century)
Medium:
Tempera on wood, gold ground
Dimensions:
Overall 35 1/8 x 93 in. (89.2 x 236.2 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Irma N. Straus, 1961
Accession Number:
61.249
Not on view
Forthcoming
Inscription: Inscribed (on halos): SANTIAGO, SAN JUAN, SAN PEDRO, SAN PAULO, SAN ANDRES, BARTOLOME
Romolo Boscs, Barcelona; José Gudiol, Barcelona (until 1933); Jesse Isidor Straus, New York (1933–d. 1936); his widow, Irma N. Straus, New York (1936–61)
Chandler Rathfon Post. A History of Spanish Painting. Vol. 5, The Hispano-Flemish Style in Andalusia. Cambridge, Mass., 1934, p. 331, fig. 107 (detail), attributes this panel to the School of Oña and describes it as a section of a predella from Ameyugo, northwest of Burgos; compares it to a retable of the Apostles from the church of San Pedro, Tejada (north of Oña); comments that "the incisive and virile characterization of each saint reveals that the predella was executed by one of the members of the group who approximated most closely the manner of the greatest exponent of this phase of painting in the province, the Burgos Master".



This panel depicts the Saints James Major, John, Peter, Paul, Andrew, and Bartholomew.
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