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MELÉNDEZ, Miguel Jacinto (1679 - 1734), Miniaturist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
MELÉNDEZ, Miguel Jacinto (1679 - 1734), Miniaturist

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Spanish, 18th century, male.

Born 1679, in Oviedo; died 1734, in Madrid.


Miguel Jacinto Meléndez was the older brother of Francesco Antonio. He studied painting in Madrid and in 1712 became court painter to Philip V, replacing Manuel de Castro. He enjoyed equal success as a miniaturist and painter.

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