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Altarpiece of Saint Ursula and the eleven thousand virgins, 1520-1523

<p><em>Altarpiece of Saint Ursula and the eleven thousand virgins</em>, Joan de Borgonya, 1519-1521</p>

Altarpiece of Saint Ursula and the eleven thousand virgins, Joan de Borgonya, 1519-1521

This central panel of the Retaule de santa Úrsula was painted by Joan de Borgonya for the Chapel of Santa Úrsula i les onze mil verges at Girona Cathedral.

The altarpiece, which in 1936 was at the Church of Santa Maria de les Olives in Pla de l’Estany, was burned during the Civil War. This panel survived thanks to the fact that it was transferred to the Girona Diocesan Museum in 1935.

Saint Ursula, identified by her attributes, namely the royal diadem, the arrow of martyrdom and the symbolic book of Christian faith, is here given a sculptural treatment embellished with ornamental details.

Altarpiece of Saint Ursula and the eleven thousand virgins , Joan de Borgonya, 1519-1521, oil, tempera and wood, 197 × 93 cm, Church of Les Olives de Sant Esteve de Guialbes (Pla de l’Estany)

Room 11

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