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Esquivel, Antonio Maria

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI:
Esquivel, Antonio Maria

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Spanish, 19th century, male.

Born 8 March 1806, in Seville; died 9 April 1857, in Madrid.

Painter. Religious subjects, figure compositions, portraits.


Antonio Maria Esquivel was a pupil of José Gutierrez. He went to Madrid around 1832 and was made a member of the Real Academia de San Fernando. Esquivel was a very prolific artist. He painted mainly portraits and subjects from religious history; these reveal him to be a somewhat servile imitator of Murillo. Nevertheless, he was a talented painter and one of the most famous artists of the 19th-century Spanish School....

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Subjects: Painting ; Religious Art ; Christian Art ; 19th-Century Art

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