Francisco Herrera the Elder

c. 1576-1656 Spain/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Francisco Herrera the Elder of Seville was a disciple of Francisco Pacheco. His son Francisco Herrera the Younger, was also a painter who became painter to King Charles II, in 1672. Another son, known as Herrera the Ruddy, was a painter who died very young in Seville. The father moved to Madrid c. 1640 where he undertook several works. Diego Velazquez and Ignacio de Iriarte, are said to have been amongst his many pupils, although he was known to have scared most of them away because of his violent temper. Most of his works were done in the churches of Seville. "Saint Basil Dictating his Rule" in the Louvre, Paris, is one of his most noted works. He died in Madrid in 1656.

 

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head of an unknown
christian saint

head of an unknown christian saint

saint bonaventura
receiving the host

saint bonaventura receiving the host from the hands of an angel

saint bonaventure
enters the order

saint bonaventure enters the franciscan order

saint catherine
appearing

saint catherine appearing to the prisoners

saint joseph and
the christ child

saint joseph and the christ child


saint peter

saint peter

san basilio dictates
the doctrine

san basilio dictates the doctrine

self portrait
or saint cosme

self portrait or san cosme

tears
of san pedro

tears of san pedro

the
broombinder

the broombinder

the healing of san
buenaventura child

the healing of san buenaventura child

the
holy family

the holy family

the preaching of
saint john the baptist

the preaching of saint john the baptist

the
visitation

the visitation

vision
of constantine

vision of constantine