Attributions to the Master of San Pablo de la Moraleja are primarily based upon a relief of the Deposition known to have originated from the town of San Pablo de la Moraleja, now in the collection of the Cathedral and Diocesan Museum of Valladolid. As both Ara Gil and Hernández Redondo have pointed out (op.cit.) the influence of German or Flemish sculpture is apparent in this group of works. Indeed it is likely that the Master may have been one of the many foreign artists who flocked to Valladolid in the late fifteenth century as it became the new Capital of the Kingdom of Spain under the Catholic Kings.
The present corpus can be compared to a processional corpus in the collection of the Colegiata de San Antolin, Valladolid, attributed to the circle of the Master of San Pablo de la Moraleja. The downturned mouth and fallen eyes, which are features of both corpora, are typical of the Master's expressive style. The treatment of the musculature and the veins in the arms in the present figure is also similar to the treatment of the San Antolin version.
J. Ara Gil, Escultura gótica en Valladolid y su provincial, Valladolid, 1977; J. I. Hernández Redondo (2010), Cristo crucificado procesional, available: http://www.museoferias.net/marzo2010.htm, Last accessed 26 October 2010
Please call 1-800-555-5555 to order a print catalog for this sale.
Online Registration to Bid is Closed for this Sale. Would you like to watch the live sale?Watch Live Sale