Attributed to Jaume Ferrer I
ACTIVE IN LÉRIDA CIRCA 1400-1433
ECCO HOMO, FLANKED BY SIX SAINTS
oil on panel, gold ground, a banco
17 1/8 by 73 1/2 in.; 43.5 by 186.9 cm.
This exemplary gold ground is an impressive banco attributed to the Catalan artist Jaume Ferrer I, an important artist of the first stage of the international gothic style in Lérida and father of the great artist of that city's next generation, Jaume Ferrer II (documented in Barcelona, Verdú and Lérida from 1430-1461).
Recently, a group of scholars including Francesc Ruiz i Quesada, has reexamined the oeuvre of Ferrer I and alternatively attributed the group of paintings to the Catalan artist Pere Teixidor (Documented in Barcelona and Lérida 1397 – 1446). The relationship between Teixidor and Ferrer is complex and has sparked much discussion amongst scholars. For further information and comparative works attributed to Teixidor, see R. Cornudella, Catalunya 1400, el gòtic internacional, Barcelona 2012, pp. 182-185, 220-21, cat. nos. 29, 30 and 41.
We are grateful to Francesc Ruiz i Quesada and Antoni José Pitarch for their independent assistance with the cataloguing of this lot. Pitarch believes the work to be attributable to Ferrer I, while Quesada attributes the group to Pere Teixidor.