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The Grajal Retable
(Juan de Sevilla)

Measurements
The episode of the bull on Monte Gargano, 95 x 55.8;The bishop of Siponto awakened in bed,107x 56;The battle at Siponto, 92 x 56;St. Michael transports souls to Heaven, 107 x 55 cm.St. Anthony, 34.3 x 9;St. Bernard, 35 x 8.3;
Type
Tempera on panel
Provenance

The Juan González de Grajal chapel, Sigüenza Cathedral, Spain from c. 1420;
Sold Paris, Hotel Drouot, 1968;
Private collection, France;
Sold Paris, Hotel Drouot, 8th April 2009;
Private collection, London.

Literature

Mathieu Hériard Dubreuil, ‘Juan de Peralta,’ L’Oeil, 209, May 1972, p. 8.
Eric Young, ‘Juan de Peralta, Juan de Sevilla and Juan de Burgos,’ Apollo, January 1981, p.7.
Marcos Nieto, ‘Trozos de Sigüenza en París,’ http://www.histgueb.net/retablo-san-miguel/

Voragine in The Medieval Sourcebook: The Golden Legend: Volume V, p. 86: http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/basis/goldenlegend/GoldenLegend-
Volume5.asp#Michael%20the%20archangel
María Teresa López de guareño sanz, ‘El patronazgo de los de la Cerda en la Catedral de
Sigüenza: su capilla funeraria y el retablo de San Juan y Santa Catalina, Imágines y promotores en el
arte medieval: miscellanea en homenaje a Joaquîn Yarza Luaces’, Barcelona, Universidad Autónoma,
2001, pp. 477-493.
José gudioL – ‘Juan de Sevilla – Juan de Peralta,’ Goya, March-April 1955.
piLar siLVa MaroTo, in The Museo del Prado’s Enciclopedia Online represents recent scholarship’s
reluctance to identify Juan de Sevilla and Juan de Peralta as one person.
https://www.museodelprado.es/enciclopedia/enciclopedia-on-line/voz/sevilla-juan-de/

Historical Period
Gothic to Early Renaissance - 1300-1450
Subject
Religious: New Testament
School
Spanish
Catalogue
2015-Juan de Sevilla.
Juan de Sevilla also known as The Sigüenza master or Juan de Paralta active c. 1420-50 in Aragon and Castile. 10 panels from the Grajal altarpiece painted c. 1420 for the Cathedral of Sigüenza as commissioned by the bishop Joan Gonzales de Grajal. The stories all relate to St Michael; The episode of the bull on Monte Gargano; The bishop of Siponto awakened in bed ; St Michael transports souls to Heaven; St Anthony, St Bernard, St Agatha, St Lucy, St Barbara and St Ursula.

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