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Altarpiece of the Virgin, John the Baptist and Saint Peter the Apostle

<p>Attributed to Guillem Ferrer, <em>Altarpiece of the Virgin</em>,<em> John the Baptist </em>and<em> Saint Peter the Apostle</em>, <em>c</em>.&nbsp;1390-1400, tempera, gold leaf and metallic leaves on pine</p>

Attributed to Guillem Ferrer, Altarpiece of the Virgin, John the Baptist and Saint Peter the Apostle, c. 1390-1400, tempera, gold leaf and metallic leaves on pine

This pictorial group of three panels and a predella is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, John the Baptist and Saint Peter, whose images are in the central section. Three compositions focus on the life of John the Baptist (birth, baptism of Christ, and death under King Herod), while three more are centred on the life of the prince of the apostles (the calling of Saint Peter, the resurrection of Tabitha and his crucifixion).

This altarpiece was part of the body of work identified with Guillem Ferrer, and can be dated from the late fourteenth century.

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