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Jacomart

Claudie Ressort

in Oxford Art Online


Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gao/9781884446054.article.T043110

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[Baco, Jaime]

(b Valencia, c. 1411; d Valencia, 1461).

Spanish painter. He enjoyed the patronage of King Alfonso V of Aragon (reg 1416–58) and of his son John II (reg 1458–79). In 1440 he was summoned to Italy by Alfonso, who was laying siege to Naples; he abandoned the work he had in progress and left Valencia late in 1442. He became court painter in 1444 and returned to Valencia in 1446 but left again in 1447 to accompany Alfonso to Tivoli on a military campaign against the Florentines. He is mentioned in Valencia again from 1451 until his death.

Numerous documents attest that Jacomart was held in high esteem as a painter, but most of his surviving works were made in collaboration with Pere Rexach and Juan Rexach. There are references to several altarpieces (all untraced) painted, before his departure for Italy, for Valencia Cathedral (1441) and for the parish church in Burjasot and for S María la Mayor, Morella. None of his Italian works, including the altarpiece painted for S Maria della Pace (...

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Subjects: Painting ; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400)

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