In 1491, following the death of seven monks from the monastery of Sant Jeroni de la Murtra due to a plague epidemic, the community erected a chapel dedicated to Saint Sebastian, a protector against the plague in particular and the epidemics in general.
An altarpiece also dedicated to this saint was commissioned for the same dates. We don’t know what the side panels looked like – they probably burned in the fire that hit the monastery in 1835 – but thanks to old photographies, we do know what the central street and the predella were like. or bottom of the altarpiece.
The predella has been part of the Museum’s collections since the late 1950s, but the central panel had been lost until 2019, when the Fira d’Art Antic i Modern de Barcelona was located, where he had put it up for sale. One important fact must be taken into account: a piece that was disappeared came to light and there was the chance to buy it.