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Virgin and Child

Artist:
Guillem Seguer
Date:
second quarter 14th century
Geography:
Made in Catalonia, Spain
Culture:
Catalan
Medium:
Limestone with polychromy and gilding
Dimensions:
Overall: 52 1/4 x 16 3/8 x 12 5/8 in. (132.7 x 41.6 x 32.1 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Stone
Credit Line:
Bequest of George Blumenthal, 1941
Accession Number:
41.190.282
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 305
The Catalan sculptor, architect, and painter Guillem Seguer was active in the diocese of Lleida and elsewhere in the mid-1300s.
Inscription: (on book, left page) VERBO/CARO; (right page) FACTUM/EST.ET/ABIT/UIT M/ (St. John 1:14, "The Word was made flesh and dwelt amoung us.")
George and Florence Blumenthal, Paris and New York (by 1926-1941)
Rubinstein-Bloch, Stella. Catalogue of the Collection of George and Florence Blumenthal, New York: Volume 2, Sculpture and Bronzes, Mediaeval and Renaissance. Paris: A. Lévy, 1926. pl. XXV.

Beseran i Ramon, Pere. "Dues marededéus catalanes en museus de Nova York. Nota sobre l’obra dispersa de Guillem Seguer i Jaume Cascalls." Circular Amics de l'art romànic (1990). pp. 68-69, ill. p. 67.

Alcoy i Pedrós, Rosa. La Seu Vella de Lleida: La catedral, els promotors, els artistes. S. XIII-S.XV. Barcelona: Generalitat de Catalunya, 1991. pp. 50, 98.

Martí i Aixalà, Josep. Pallium: Exposició d'art i documentació, Catedral de Tarragona. Tarragona: Diputació de Tarragona, 1992. p. 116.

Company, Ximo, Jesús Tarragona, and Isidre Puig, ed. Exposició Pulchra: Centenari de la creació del Museu, 1893-1993. Barcelona: Generalitat de Catalunya, 1993. p. 137.

Español, Francesca. Guillem Seguer de Montblanc. Un mestre trescentista: Escultor, pintor i arquitecte. Sèrie Monografies (Consell Comarcal de la Conca de Barberà) 2. Montblanc: Consell Comarcal de la Conca de Barberà, 1994. no. 9, p. 136.

Wixom, William D. "Medieval Sculpture at the Metropolitan: 800 to 1400." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 62, no. 4 (2005). p. 33.

Pladevall i Font, Antoni, ed. L'art Gòtic a Catalunya. Escultura I: La configuració de l'estil. Barcelona: Enciclopèdia Catalana, 2007. pp. 158-59.



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