An Account of the Lives and Works of the Most Eminent Spanish Painters, Sculptors and Architects, and Where Their Several Performances Are to Be Seen

An Account of the Lives and Works of the Most Eminent Spanish Painters, Sculptors and Architects, and Where Their Several Performances Are to Be Seen

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1739 edition. Excerpt: ...of Painting very much resembled his Master's, nay, was more correct and of a. better Gusto, for the Truth of which Assertion I appeal to.the various private Works which came out of his Hands; viz. A F light into Egypt; a St. Antonio Abbot; and a Saint Catheriae Martyr, a consummate Piece! As for publick Works, he did none that I know of. He returned to Bargos, where he died scarce 30 Years old, dam 1674. 14.4.. Plate/ape Gil, Painter, F LOUR IH'D at Valladolia', about 1600, in which City he was also born, tho' he learn'd at Madrid in the School of Jaan Vanderhaazen, a Flemzsh Painter, and made great Improvemenssts there; of which when he return'd to the Place of his Birth, he gave many demonstrative Proofs in various Works; especially in the College of Mgnas Huerfanas, and in the Cloister of the Convent of St. Francis, where most of the Pictures are of his Hand. He likewise excell'd in Face Face-painting, and studied Nature extremely. He held an Academy at hisHouse many Years, and had made so good a Collection of Drawings, sketches, Models, and other Things relating to the Art, that upon his Death they were valu'd at 3000 Dueats. He died Azmo 1674, turn'd of 70 Years of Age. ful Pieces, which are in the Church of St. Elizabeth, and in the Convent de los Agonizantes; also in the Chapel of Our Lady de la Soledad in Madrid. But that which exceeds all praise is the Picture of the Castle of Emaus, which is in the Convent of the Augustin Recoletos. He left behind him many fine Works in Valladolid. Returning to Madrid he did a great deal of Work for particular Persons. He likewise had so excellent a Hand at drawing Clowns and ordinary Pot-Companions that none went beyond him tho' perhaps Andres de Leito equall'd him. He died at lldadrid 1675, at...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236945107
  • 9781236945105