Baltazar Gomes Figueira

1606-1674 Portugal/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Baltazar Gomes Figueira was the father of the renowned artist Josefa de Óbidos, whom he tutored at an early aged. His travels to Andalucía, on military service with the Saint Mary of Cadiz garrison, led to him marrying a noblewoman in Seville. While studying art he encountered notable Spanish artists such as Francisco de Zurbarán. When he returned to Portugal with his daughter he had achieved a successful career and soon became court painter to the House of Bragança. He received many private commissions, one of note, which was entitled Our Lady of Conception for the monastery of Alcobaça.

 

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basket of figs with
a parrot

basket of figs with a parrot


dead nature

dead nature

rest on the flight
into egypt

rest on the flight into egypt

still life with fish
crustaceans onions

still life with fish crustaceans onions oranges and cat

still life
with fish

still life with fish

still life with lamb
and game pieces

still life with lamb and game pieces

the momth
of august

the momth of august