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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Unidentified Artist
Fresco from S. Pedro de Arlanza Chapterhouse
Work Type
12th-13th century
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Physical Descriptions

Fresco transferred to canvas
Fresco painting
stretcher: 210.3 x 280.9 cm (82 13/16 x 110 9/16 in.)
frame: 234.95 x 304.8 cm (92 1/2" x 120" in.)

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Alpheus Hyatt Purchasing Fund, William M. Prichard Fund, Francis H. Burr Memorial Fund
Accession Year
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European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum: A Summary Catalogue including Paintings in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990)
  • Walter Cahn, "The Frescoes of San Pedro de Arlanza", The Cloisters: Studies in Honor of the Fiftieth Anniversary, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The International Center of Medieval Art (1992), pp. 86-109, pp. 90-91, 93, 95, 99, repr. as fig. 4, 17, 18, and 19
  • Jordi Camps i Soria, El esplendor del Románico: Obras maestras del Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, exh. cat., Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (Madrid, 2011), p. 106
  • María José Martínez Ruiz, "La venta y el expolio del patrimonio románico de Castilla y León: el caso de las pinturas murales", La diáspora del románico hispano: de la protección al expolio, Fundación Santa María la Real (Palencia, 2013), pp. 13-57
  • Immaculada Socias Batet, "La venda de les pintures medievals de la Torre del Tesoro de San Pedro de Arlanza: un negoci?", Locus Amoenus (2020), pp. 203-222

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