Chronological framework

Active during the second quarter of the fifteenth century

Geographical Framework

Catalonia and Aragon. Born in Barcelona and being even citizen of the same city, he developed his artistic activity in San Mateo de Gállego and Zuera (Aragon)



Profile and historiographical debate

Puiggarí documented him in Barcelona in 1404, among some other unpublished artists as Berenguer Ça Plana. Floriano links Joan Bertran to a group of embroiderers who were active in Barcelona in the early fifteenth century and he highlights the absence of documented works. 


As it is said by the Dictionary Ràfols, he work extensively for the canons of La Seu d’Urgell. In 1425 he gave out a cope to Pere de Carcassona, who was canon of La Seu d’Urgell. Later, in 1430, he produced a wall drape and an altar frontal which were commissioned by Cardinal Pere de Foix.

Text: Laia pérez

Documentary Sources

He is documented as Joan Bertran.


FLORIANO CUMBREÑO 2006, p. 50; P.PUIGGARÍ 1880, III, p. 281; RÀFOLS 1980, p. 128.