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The Healing of the Blind Man and the Raising of Lazarus

Date:
first half 12th century (possibly 1129–34)
Geography:
Made in Castile-León, Spain
Culture:
Spanish
Medium:
Fresco transferred to canvas
Dimensions:
Overall: 65 x 134 in. (165.1 x 340.4 cm)
Classification:
Paintings-Fresco
Credit Line:
Gift of The Clowes Fund Incorporated and E.B. Martindale, 1959
Accession Number:
59.196
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 2
The church of San Baudelio in northern Castilla was originally decorated with a complete cycle of wall paintings depicting the life of Christ above a row illustrating hunting scenes and various exotic animals. The New Testament scenes can be ascribed to a master who worked on the paintings at Santa Maria de Taüll, in the province of Lleida (Lérida).
From the hermitage of San Baudelio de Berlanga, near Soria; [ Leon Levi(from 1922)] ; [ Gabriel Dereppe, Paris and New York (by 1927–sold 1952)] ; co-owned by Clowes Fund and Elijah B. Martindale(1952–59)
Cook, Walter W.S., and José Gudiol Ricart. Pintura e imaginería románicas. Ars Hispaniae, Vol. 6. 1st ed. Madrid: Editorial Plus Ultra S. A., 1950. pp. 139-49, fig. 114, 115.

Anthony, Edgar Waterman. Romanesque Frescoes. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1951. pp. 181-83.

Frinta, Mojmír S. "The Frescoes From San Baudelio De Berlanga." Gesta 1/2 (1964). np, fig. nf.

Baetjer, Katharine. European Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art by artists born in or before 1865: A summary catalogue. Vol. 1. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1980. p. 175.

Baetjer, Katharine. European Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art by artists born in or before 1865: A summary catalogue. Vol. 2. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1980. p. 185.

Little, Charles T., ed. The Art of Medieval Spain, A.D. 500–1200. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993. no. 103, pp. 223-228.

Baetjer, Katharine. European Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art by artists born in or before 1895: A summary catalogue. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995. p. 145.

La ermita de San Baudelio de Berlanga. Las pinturas de la bóveda: Avance de la restauration. Valladolid: Junta de Castilla y León, Consejería de cultura y bienestar social, 2001. pp. 15-16.



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