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Francisco Pacheco

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(bapt. Sanlúcar de Barrameda, nr. Cadiz, 3 Nov. 1564; bur. Seville, 27 Nov. 1644).

Spanish painter and writer, active in Seville. He was a man of great culture, a poet and scholar...

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Imaginería

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Spanish term for painted or sculpted images of sacred characters, usually applied to polychromed wood sculpture, produced in Spain since the Middle Ages. Among the most distinguished...

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José de Mora

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(1642–1724).

Spanish Baroque sculptor, heavily influenced by Alonso Cano during his stay in Granada. His polychromed figures, such as the kneeling Mater Dolorosa of 1671 in S. Ana,...

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Juan Martínez Montañés

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(bapt. Alcalá la Real, nr. Granada, 16 Mar. 1568; d Seville, 18 June 1649).

The greatest Spanish sculptor of the 17th century, known as ‘el dios de la madera’ (the god of wood) on...

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Madrid, Academia de S. Fernando

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The Academy's museum is located in a mansion occupied by the Academia de S. Fernando since 1774 (at that time the building was renovated according to Neoclassical principles). Its...

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Pedro de Mena

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(bapt. Granada, 20 Aug. 1628; d Málaga, 13 Oct. 1688).

Spanish sculptor, son of the sculptor Alonso de Mena (1587–1646), who ran the busiest workshop in Granada. Pedro worked in ...

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Victoria and Albert Museum

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A prestigious museum of applied arts founded in 1853 in Marlborough House in London, to house many of the articles displayed in the Great Exhibition of 1851. When Queen Victoria laid the...

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William Stirling-Maxwell

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(1818–78). Wealthy Scottish landowner, writer, Hispanophile, and collector. He succeeded to the family estates at Keir (Perthshire) in 1847 and adopted the name Maxwell when he succeeded...

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