Francisco de Zurbarán

1598-1644 Spain-Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Francisco de Zurbarán was born in Fuente de Cantos. His first tuition was with the artist Luis de Morales, or ‘Divine Morales’, so named by Antonio Palomino because his works were specifically of religious subject. According to Palomino, he went to Seville where he studied under one 'Doctor Pablo Roelas', possibly ‘Juan de las Roelas’, who initially was Flemish and settled in Seville. Zurbarán achieved a high reputation in Seville for his work and he was awarded with several commissions by the church. He worked for the Royal Court in Madrid from 1634 to 1635 and eventually retired there in 1658. He was influenced later in his career by Bartolomé Estéban Murillo. Aside from religious works, he was also a painter of still-lifes, most notably of fruit and pottery.

 

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Saint Hugo of
Grenoble

Saint Hugo of Grenoble in the Carthusian Refectory

Defence of Cadiz
Against the English

defence of cadiz against the english

Lying in State of
Saint Bonaventura

Lying in State of Saint Bonaventura

Birth of
the Virgin

Birth of the Virgin

House
of Nazereth

House of Nazereth

Adoration of
the Magi

Adoration of the Magi

Doctor
of Law

Doctor of Law

Agnus
Dei

Agnus Dei

Duke
of Medinaceli

Duke of Medinaceli

Saint
Anthony Abbot

Saint Anthony Abbot

Childhood of the
Virgin

Childhood of the Virgin

Saint
Francis

Saint Francis

Elizabeth
of Portugal

Elizabeth of Portugal

Cup
of Water

Cup of Water

Saint
Casilda

Saint Casilda

Saint
Margaret

Saint margaret

Lemons, Oranges
and Rose

Lemons, Oranges and Rose

The
Immaculate

Immaculate

Pottery
Jars

Pottery Jars

Saint
Serapion

Saint Serapion

Saint Luke as a
Painter before Christ

Saint Luke as a Painter before Christ on the Cross

christ
on the cross

christ on the cross

the immaculate
conception

the immaculate conception

retrato de don
Alonso verdugo-

retrato de don alonso verdugo de albornoz

apparition of the
apostle peter

apparition of the apostle peter to saint peter nolasco

hercules separates
the calpe and abyla

hercules separates the calpe and abyla mountains

mary as
a child

mary as a child


saint ambrosius

saint ambrosius

saint francis of
assisi in his tomb

saint francis of assisi in his tomb


saint jerome

saint jerome


saint lucia

saint lucia


the infant christ

the infant christ

the virgin mary as
a child asleep

the virgin mary as a child asleep

virgin mary with child
and the young saint

virgin mary with child and the young saint john the baptist

vision of blessed
alonso rodriguez

vision of blessed alonso rodriguez

the sudarium of
saint veronica

the sudarium of saint veronica