VERGÓS I, Francesc
Chronological frameworkDocumented between 1407 and 1417
Geographical FrameworkCatalonia (Barcelona)
Profile and historiographical debate
He was a painter from Barcelona who was son of a tailor called Francesc and his wife Guillemona and he was also brother of Jaume Vergós I. Being married with Bartomeua, Francesc Vergós I never followed the family business but, instead, he changed clothing for painting, and became the first member of a recognized lineage of painters of Barcelona.
Unfortunately, his work remains still unknown and the single evidence of his activity as a painter depends on two documents. The first document, dated in 1407, mentions his workshop, and the second one, an agreement dated October 13th 1417, where Francesc Vergós I agrees to become Francesc Llunell’s (son of the painter of Barcelona Bartomeu Llunell) master and that was published by J. Madurell (1952).
- June 8th,1407– Reading of Guillemona’s testament. She was married with Francesc Vergós, who was a tailor from Barcelona, and she was mother of the painters Francesc Vergós and Jaume Vergós. Arxiu Històric de Protocols de Barcelona, Protocols notarials de Barcelona, notary Pere Granyana, llig. 5, lib. 17
- January 11th, 1410– Assignment of powers by Francesc Vergós, tailor of Barcelona, to his son Francesc Vergós, painter of the same city. Arxiu Històric de Protocols de Barcelona, Protocols notarials de Barcelona, notary Jaume Just, llig. 1, man. years 1409-1412
- October 13th,1417– Contract for learning the painter’s trade signed between Bartomeu Llunell, Francesc Llunell’s father, and Francesc Vergós. Arxiu Històric de Protocols de Barcelona, Protocols notarials de Barcelona, notary Bernat Pi, llig. 7
Text: Gemma Malé
DURAN I SANPERE 1973-1975: 180-203; MADURELL 1949: 9-325; PUJOL I CANELLES 1988: 233-259.