Jaume Huguet: The consecration of Saint Augustine (1463-1470)


(Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain)
 
A painting by the Spanish artist Jaume Huguet (1412–1492). This painting was the center piece of a massive propably 18-piece altarpiece which was commissioned by the tanners guild of Barcelona to be hung at the high altar in the church of Sant Agustí Vell. 8 of the propably 18-pieces have survived, most of them which are dedicated to the life of Saint Augustine of Hippo, an important Church Father in Western Christianity. The central piece shows the consecration of Saint Augustine as bishop of Hippo Regius (now the city of Annaba in Algeria) who is wearing a chasuble which is decorated with depictions of the apostles. Painting from 1463-1470.
 

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