Antonio del Castillo y Saavedra

1616-1668 Spain/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Antonio del Castillo y Saavedra of Córdoba was born in 1616. He was initially taught by his father Agustin and later by Francisco de Zurbarán in Seville. The influence of his master’s style is evident in his works, particularly in his painting of Saint Victoria, which in composition at least, could be mistaken for a Zurbarán. Juan de Valdés Leal was one of his eminent students in Córdoba. On viewing the works of Murillo, when he visited Seville in 1666, he felt so filled with hopelessness and dejection, he is said to have yelled “Ya murió Castillo” “Castillo has died”. He subsequently fell into ill health and died in Córdoba shortly afterwards. Much of his work can be seen in Córdoba and Madrid.

 

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archangel
san rafael

archangel san rafael

david with the
head of goliath

david with the head of goliath

joseph and his
brethren

joseph and his brethren

joseph explains the
dream of the pharaoh

joseph explains the dream of the pharaoh

joseph sold by his
brothers

joseph sold by his brothers

landscape
with huts

landscape with huts

loading
the mules

loading the mules

mountainous
landscape

mountainous landscape


saint acisclus

saint acisclus by Antonio del Castillo y Saavedra

saint francis before
pope honorius three

saint francis before pope honorius three


saint victoria

saint victoria


san ramon nonato

san ramon nonato

virgin of
the rosary

saavedra virgin of the rosary