Claudio Coello

1642-1693 Spain/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Claudio Coello, whose parents were Portuguese, was born in Madrid. He was a disciple of Francisco Rizi and studied the paintings of Titian, Rubens and Van Dyck in Spanish palaces. He also spent time in Italy observing the works of masters there. After painting King Charles II, he was appointed Painter of the Bed-Chamber and Architect. Apart from El Escorial and Madrid, he executed notable works in Saragossa, Toledo and Salamanca. His most famous work is Charles II adoring the Blessed Sacrament in El Escorial, it took him several years to complete. He died in Madrid in 1693.

 

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claudio charles II

charles two


holy family

holy family

 

repentant mary
magdalene

repentant mary magdalene

saint anthony
of padua

saint anthony of padua


saint dominic

saint dominic

saint dominic
of guzman

saint dominic of guzman

saint peter of
alcantara

saint peter of alcantara walks across the quadiana river


self portrait

self portrait

susana and the
old people

susana and the old people

teresa francisca
mudarra y herrera

teresa francisca mudarra y herrera


the sacred form

the sacred form

the triumph of
saint augustine

the triumph of saint augustine

virgin and child
adored by the king

virgin and child adored by the king of france

virgin and
child

virgin and child between the theological virtues and saints