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The Birth of the Virgin

It is likely part of a retable from the convent of the Trinidad in Valencia. The main panel is in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and another panel from the same retable is in a private collection.

Jaume Mateu, Spanish, documented 1402 - 1452

Made in Spain, Europe

c. 1450

Tempera and tooled gold on panel

31 × 22 3/4 inches (78.7 × 57.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 311, European Art 1100-1500, third floor

Accession Number:
Inv. 2493

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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This panel is likely part of an altarpiece, called a retablo in Spanish, from the Convent of the Trinity in Valencia, Spain. The main panel from that retablo is in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and a third panel is in a private collection.

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