Museum of Zaragoza – I (Medieval Art)

A museum with with such an opening poster can not offer too bad a collection, we thought, and decided to stop by at the Museum of Zaragoza to have a look. To look at was a plenty, and there will be not one, but three postings with what I took out of there.

The first is about Medieval Art – the one that can be also easily placed in the Museo Diocesano I visited next day.  This one also allowed taking pictures, and was quite populous, which is always a good combination. I like to take pictures of people looking at pictures as much as I like to take pictures of the pictures themselves.

The panel they are looking at is by Martín Bernat, and is called Saint Blaise Enthroned (c. 1480). Hereafter the titles of the work are my own translations from Spanish, there were no English plaques.

Detail; I didn’t know the story of Saint Blaise back then, otherwise I’d also take the picture of another deacon, with a comb, the tool of his martyrdom.

Blasco de Grañén – I would call this scene Adoration of the Magi, but in Spanish it was called Epiphany (c. 1437)

Few details of this panel:

Martín de Soria – Saint Michael defeating the dragon (c.1449)

Detail (shield)

Martín de Soria – Saint Catherine of Alexandria and the Dormition of the Virgin (c.1459)


Jaime Serra – Annunciation (c.1381)

The same panel in context:


I didn’t write the name of these set of panels with various saints (?):

Blasco de Grañén – Saint Maria Enthroned, with Musicians Angels (c. 1437)

The panel in context:


Master of the Mansi Magdalene – Mary with the Child (c.1520s)


This, and other panel in context:

The other one is by Colijn de Coter – Saint Jerome Penitent (c. 1500)

Large retablo (altarpiece), by the School of Aragon (c. 1510)


For some reasons – a drawing attributed to Italian Marcantonio Raimondi – though the stamp looks like by Albrecht Durer.

Anonymous Master – The School of Virgins (c.1570)


Jerónimo Cosida – Birth of John the Baptist (c. 1580)

The panel in context:


Anonymous Master – Esse Home (c.1580)

There were also more work of the later, Baroque period, but those I skipped (I looked at them but didn’t take any pictures).

I took more pics of the Roman artworks, and also of more modern pieces, including the works by Goya, but those I will show in a separate postings – here and here.

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