Description

It is usually venerated in the convent church of St. Francisco, run by the Jesuit Fathers. Its stylistic characters allow attribution to Alejo of Vahia, prolific sculptor with Nordic origin active in Fields Land ('Tierra de Campos') in the transit between the fifteenth century and the sixteenth century. His personality, which gave rise, in principle, to the conventional denominations of Santa Cruz teacher (who was intended to identify with the carver Rodrigo of Leon) or teacher of Fields Land, was defined by Ara Gil. His trail is perceived for the first time in Valencia, where he made, towards 1475, the magnificent Dormition of the Virgin of his Cathedral, but he must have emigrated immediately to Castile, settling in Becerril de Campos. In 1500, in 1505 and 1508, he was mentioned there in various documents that show his deep involvement in the socio-political dynamics of the town.