Gil de Siloé

Gil de Siloé (Antwerp? 1440s – Burgos, 1501) was a Castilian sculptor of Flemish origin, who worked in Burgos in a late gothic or Isabelline style.

Gil de Siloé
Born
Gil de Amberes?

c. 1440
Died1501
Burgos, Spain
NationalityCastilian, Spain
Known forSculpture
MovementIsabelline Gothic
Patron(s)Isabella I of Castile

His Hispano-Flemish style, which combines influences of the Germanic and Flemish gothic, and Mudéjar, is meticulous in its ornamentation and displays great technical virtuosity.

He was the father of an important architect and sculptor, Diego de Siloe.

WorksEdit

In Miraflores Charterhouse there are several works by Gil de Siloé:

For Burgos Cathedral:

  • Altarpiece of the chapel of Saint Anne (1486–1492).
  • Retable of Saint Anne in the Chapel of the Condestable (c. 1498).

Other works:

  • Funeral monument for Don Juan de Padilla for the Monastery of Fresdeval, actually in the Museum of Burgos (c. 1500).
  • Enthroned Virgin and Christ Child in alabaster, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, US.

AttributionEdit

Many attributions are debated by art historians if are by his hand, by members of his workshop or by followers. Among them the most outstanding are:

  • The façade of the San Gregorio College in Valladolid.
  • The doors between the transept and the cloister of Burgos Cathedral.

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ Bazin, Germain (1968). The History of World Sculpture. [Weert, Netherlands]: Lamplight Publ. p. 328. OCLC 937959326.