Jaume Huguet: life and works

By Gwylym Owen

Jaume Huguet (Catalan: [ˈʒawmə uˈɣɛt]; 1412–1492) was a Catalan painter.

Originally from Valls, he moved to Tarragona to stay as soon as his uncle Pere Huguet, who was plus a painter. When they moved to Barcelona he was exposed to unbiased trends of the time. Between 1440 and 1445 he worked in Zaragoza and well ahead in Tarragona, where he was influenced by the Flemish style of Luis Dalmau.

A retablo from Huguet is in the Monastery of Pedralbes, while another, depicting the Adoration of the Magi (or Epiphany) is housed in the Chapel of St. Agatha in Barcelona’s Palau Reial Major.

A number of works by Huguet, including The Consecration of Saint Augustine, are held in the buildup of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain.

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