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Gregório Lopes

c. 1490-1550 Portugal/High Renaissance


Brief Biography-Gregório Lopes of Lisbon received his training from Jorge Afonso, the royal painter to King Manuel I and John III. He was the father of Cristóvão Lopes, who followed in his footsteps as a successful painter. Gregório married the daughter of Afonso and later became a royal painter to the Monarchs. He was associated with the style of Antwerp Mannerism. Jorge de Lancastre, master of the Military Order of Saint James of the Sword, bestowed a knighthood on him in 1524, rewarding him with an annual pension. He primarily painted altarpieces for churches and monasteries in Portugal. Several of his works are in the Lisbon Museum of Ancient Art.


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adoration of the

adoration of the shepherds

last supper

last supper

martyrdom of saint

martyrdom of saint sebastian

polyptych of the
convent of paradise

polyptych of the convent of paradise

salome presenting
head of the saint

salome presenting the head of the saint

santo antao and
the satyr

santo antao and the satyr

vasco da gama

vasco da gama