Francisco Rizi

1614-1685 Spain/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-The Spanish artist Francisco Rizi was born in Madrid in 1608. His father Antonio and his brother Fray Juan were also artists. He received his training from the Florentine painter Vincencio Carducho who entered Spain in his youth with his older brother Bartolomeo. Rizi was appointed painter to King Philip IV in 1556 and later to Charles II who made him Deputy Keeper of the Royal Keys. He decorated several churches in Madrid and worked as painter to the cathedral of Toledo. He was considered to be the most celebrated Spanish artist of his time. He died whilst working at El Escorial in 1685.

 

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adoration of the
shepherds

adoration of the shepherds

angel before the
grave

angel before the grave

angel freeing saint
peter

angel freeing saint peter


annunciation

annunciation


artillery general

artillery general

auto da fe on
plaza mayor

auto da fe on plaza mayor


circumcision

circumcision

desecration of a
crucifix

desecration of a crucifix


dream of giuseppe

dream of giuseppe


ecce homo

ecce homo

penitent
magdalene

penitent magdalene

presentation in
the temple

presentation in the temple

presentation of jesus
in the temple

presentation of jesus in the temple

presentation of the
virgin in the temple

presentation of the virgin in the temple

maria luisa
de orleans

maria luisa de orleans

the king's
zorrero

the king's zorrero


the visitation

the visitation

virgin and child
with saints

virgin and child with saints philip and francis