Provenance Research

Fernando Gallego (ca. 1440-ca. 1507)
Saint Paul Visiting Saint Peter in Prison, ca. 1500
Oil and tempera on wood
47 3/4 x 25 1/2 in. (121.3 x 64.8 cm)
Mr. and Mrs. Harry S. Leyman Endowment, 1961.230

In an interior, a seated man in chains is embraced by a standing figure. Both men are crowned with halos. In the background is a guard with a staff.




    Barcelona art market [1]
    Collection Merelo, Madrid [2]
By 1961:   (José Gudiol y Ricart [1904-1985], Barcelona, sold to [3])
1961-present:   Cincinnati Art Museum

[1] Documents held in the archives of the Instituto Amatller de Arte Hispánico, Barcelona, indicate the painting was included in a sale at an unidentified gallery in Barcelona and that much later it entered the Merelo collection, Madrid. See correspondence, March 14, 2001, and April 4, 2001.

[2] Previous CAM publications have listed the Merelo collection as in Barcelona; however, a reference card for the painting from the Insituto Amatller de Arte Hispánico indicates the collection was actually in Madrid.

[3] Gudiol was a noted scholar on Spanish art as well as a former director of the Instituto Amatller de Arte Hispánico. The information on the painting held at the Insituto probably stems from his research.

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