Alonso Sánchez Coello

1531-1588 Spain-Mannerism

 

Brief Biography-Alonso Sánchez Coello was from Benifairó de les Valls in Spain however at the age of ten when his father died he was moved to the family's native Portugal. His grandfather had him trained under the Dutch portraitist Anthonis Mor and he was influenced by the works of Titan.
He traveled with Mor to Lisbon and from there to work for the Spanish Court in Madrid. When Mor departed back to Holland Sánchez Coello took his place as Court Painter. He eventually settled in Madrid with his family of seven children, his daughter Isabel also became a painter.
He was highly successful as Court Painter and Philip II rewarded him handsomely throughout his life, he spent the rest of his life at court. One of his most noted followers was Juan Pantoja de la Cruz. His works had an influence on Diego Velázquez.

 

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Catalina
Micaela

Catalina Micaela de Austria-Duchess of Savoy

Don Juan of
Austria

Don Juan of Austria

Diego
Covarrubias

Diego de Covarrubias

Doña Juana
Princess

Dona Juana Princess of Portugal

Infant
Don Felipe

Infant don Felipe

Isabel
Eugenia

Isabel Clara Eugenia (Holding a Cameo of Philip the Second) and Magdalena

Prince don
Carlos

Prince don Carlos of Austria

Infanta
Micaela

Infanta Catalina Micaela

Holding a
Rosary

Philip the Second Holding a Rosary

Saint
Sebastian

Saint Sebastian Saint Bernard and Saint Francis

Albrecht
VII

Albrecht the Seventh

Isabel Clara
Eugenia

Isabel Clara Eugenia and Catalina Micaela


John

John of Austria


Philip II

Philip the Second


Gregorio

Gregorio Gallo-Bishop of Orihuela


Don Diego

Infante Don Diego


Ferdinand-

Infante Ferdinand-Prince of Asturias


Rudolf II

Rudolf II Holy Roman Emperor as a young Archduke


Isabel

The Infanta Isabel Clara Eugenia