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Virgin and Child

Guillem Seguer
second quarter 14th century
Made in Catalonia, Spain
Limestone with polychromy and gilding
Overall: 52 1/4 x 16 3/8 x 12 5/8 in. (132.7 x 41.6 x 32.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of George Blumenthal, 1941
Accession Number:
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.

Spanish Medieval Art: A Loan Exhibition in Honor of Dr. Walter W.S. Cook. New York: Institute of Fine Arts Alumni Association, 1954. no. 53.

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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