BERMEJO, Bartolomé
(b. ca. 1440, Cordova, d. ca. 1500, Barcelona)

Pietà of Canon Luis Desplá

Tempera on wood, 172 x 189 cm
Cathedral, Barcelona

Originally the panel, signed as 'Bartolomeus Bermejo Cordubensis' belonged to the funeral monument of Canon Desplá, who commissioned it. The donor's portrait-like realistic representation is on the right. The background is emphasized more strongly than in contemporary Spanish painting.