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  • Vicente Carducho
The Dream of Saint Hugh, Bishop of Grenoble

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The Dream of Saint Hugh, Bishop of Grenoble Painted 1626 - 1632
This is a preparatory modello for one of the series of fifty-six large canvases illustrating the life of St Bruno and other episodes in the history of the Carthusian order which Carducho painted between 1626 and 1632 for the Carthusian monastery of El Paular, near Segovia. St Hugh dreamt that heavenly spirits built a temple and houses at Chartreuse in his diocese, to which stars guided them. St Bruno followed this omen by founding his monastery there.


  • Acc. No. NG 459
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 57.00 x 45.50 cm (framed: 79.50 x 68.00 x 8.00 cm)
  • Credit Presented by Andrew Coventry 1863