St. Stephen and St. Mary Magdalene

Creation date
tempera and gold on wood
35-1/2 x 26 in.
Credit line
Courtesy of The Clowes Fund
Accession number
Currently On View

Formerly known as the Master of the Cardona Pentecost, Pere Vall is one of the very few identifiable artists active during the early 15th century in Catalonia. He may have received his training in the Barcelona workshop of Pere Serra, but his known activity is limited to the nearby town of Cardona. These panels probably formed part of an altarpiece made for the church of San Miguel in that town.

Probably church of San Miguel, Cardona, Spain. {1} (Newhouse Galleries, New York) by 1957; {2} Edith Whitehill Clowes [1885-1967], Indianapolis, in 1959; {3} Clowes Fund Collection, Indianapolis, since 1958; on long-term loan to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Courtesy of the Clowes Fund, since 1971 (C10078A-B); given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2014.

{1}See Josep Gudiol, Pintura Gótica Catalana, Barcelona 1986, pp. 99, 358.
{2}See advertisement in The Connoisseur, vol. CXL, no. 566 (December 1957), p. lxvi (ill. of C10078B).
{3} Purchase agreement, dated 10 April 1959; see IMA Clowes Archive.
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