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Pedro de Mena

1628-1688 (or 1693) Spain/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Pedro de Mena, a sculptor, born in Adra, was a disciple of his father, Alonzo de Mena and later worked with Alonzo Cano in Granada. He worked in wood, stone and ivory, and his most exquisite piece is Christ in his Agony, commissioned by Prince Doria in Genoa. In addition, Pedro de Mena undertook works in Madrid, a Saint Peter of Alcantara in the convent of Saint Francis at Cordova, and a Francis of Assisi for the Holy Church of Toledo. Finally, he spent his last days in Malaga, where he had earlier carved forty panels for the choir stalls of the Cathedral of Málaga.

 

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choir stalls

choir stalls

saint peter of
alcantara

saint peter of alcantara

sculpture in the
hispanic society

sculpture in the hispanic society of america

the virgin
of solitude

the virgin of solitude