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Painting and Sculpture Room

Painting and Sculpture Room

The painting collection of the Museum consisted of an initial nucleus coming from the Colegiada de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira, a group of paintings transferred from other extinct convents or chapels of the region and some deposits made in ulterior dates.

The nucleus of the Collegiate Church comprised altarpieces or panels that the successive reforms of the church and of the cloister removed from their original locations and other paintings that were hidden and abandoned, such as the Triptych of the Lamentation and Our Lady with Child.

Between 1929 and 1940, a group of pictorial works, almost all coming from ancient convents or from chapels dependent on the Collegiate Church and that were in the ownership of the State, entered into the Museu de Alberto Sampaio. This group includes, for example, the panels of Virgin and Child (Maria Lactans) between Saint Benedict and Saint Jerome and a Saint Michael, coming from the Igreja de São Miguel do Castelo, and a Saint Gregory the Great, from the parochial church of São Cipriano de Tabuadelo.

As far as the nucleus of deposits is concerned, one may mention two examples: the City Hall of Guimarães deposited in the Museum the Pentecost, which had been part of the small oratory of the old City Hall and the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga deposited a panel from the 16th century, by Friar Carlos, depicting Saint Vincent, Saint Martin and Saint Sebastian that had belonged to the Mosteiro de Santa Marinha da Costa.

Providing the counterpoint to the painting on panels, the sculpture collection, in stone or in wood, is also exhibited. These pieces date from the 14th to the 17th centuries and a significant part of them come from the Collegiate Church of Guimarães or from other religious institutions of the city.

14th AND 15th CENTURIES

Firmal. Pormenor da escultura em calcário policromado 'Santa Maria a Formosa'. Século XIV.

Saint Mary the Beautiful

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Escultura

Virgin and Child (Maria Lactans)

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Escultura

Calvary

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Detail of the alabaster sculpture Pietà of Nottingham

Our Lady of Mercy

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Escultura

Saint Margaret

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Escultura

Saint Barbara

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Escultura

Saint Lawrence

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Escultura

Saint Gonçalo

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16th CENTURY

Pintura

Calvary

1560

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Escultura

Holy Women

1515

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Pintura

Pentecoste

1540-1550

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Escultura

Our Lady and Saint John the Evangelist

1515

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Pintura

Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and Saint Sebastian

1535

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Escultura

Saint Michael

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Pintura

Saint Catherine of Alexandria

1540-1550

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Escultura

Saint James

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Detail of painting of oil on wood. XVIth century

Virgin and Child (Maria Lactans) between Saint Benedict and Saint Jerome

1510-1530

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Escultura

Saint Bartholomew

16th century

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Detail of the painting Saint Michael and Saint Margaret. XVIth century.

Saint Michael and Saint Margaret

1510-1530

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Escultura

Virgin

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Pintura

Virgin and the Child

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Escultura

Virgin of the Purification

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Pintura

Triptych of the Lamentation

1510-1530

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Escultura

Virgin of the Purification

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Pintura

Saint Apollonia

1540-1550

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Escultura

Virgin of the Purification

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Pintura

Saint Damasus

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Escultura

Angels

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Pintura

Saint Torcato

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Escultura

Saint Blaise

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Pintura

Saint Gregory the Great

1540-1550

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Escultura

Saint Paul

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Escultura

Saint Thomas

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Escultura

Saint Gregory the Great

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Escultura

Saint Pope

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Escultura

Saint Bishop

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17th CENTURY

Pintura

Saint John the Evangelist in Patmos

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Escultura

Saint Paul

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Pintura

Martyrdom of Saint John the Evangelist

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Escultura

Our Lady of Mercy

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Pintura

Samson quartering the lion

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Pintura

The Burning of Sodom

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Pintura

The Fugitive David

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Pintura

Jacob’s Dream

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Pintura

Joseph in Egypt

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Pintura

Aaron incensing the Ark of the Covenant

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Pintura

Vision of Afonso Henriques at the Battle of Ourique

1665

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Pintura

Dom Afonso Henriques adoring Our Lady of the Olive Tree and requesting her protection for the kingdom

1665

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Escultura

Saint Thomas

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Pintura

Dom Afonso Henriques praying to Our Lady of the Olive Tree during the Battle of Ourique

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Pintura

The Baptism of Dom Afonso Henriques by Saint Gerald, Archbishop of Braga

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Pintura

Dom Egas Pais’s Penance before Saint Gerald, Archbishop of Braga

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Pintura

Holy Family

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Coat of arms from the Capela dos Pinheiros

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