Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

male / Spanish
painter, draftsperson
Sevilla 1617-12/1618-01-01
born in Sevilla; baptized on 1 January 1618
Sevilla 1682-04-03/1682-04-13
died in Sevilla a few months after the incident in Cadiz (Hartup/Pérez d'Ors/Alvarez Lopera 2012)
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son of Gaspar Esteban and María Pérez Murillo; married to Beatriz Cabrera y Villalobos
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  • Sevilla 1630 - 1673
    c. 1630-1673; pupil of Juan del Castillo; married his wife; received his first important commission: eleven pictures for the Monastery of San Francisco el Grande
  • Madrid (Spanje) 1646
    visited Madrid before 1646, where he copied paintings by Titian, Rubens and Van Dyck, and met Velázquez. according to Palomino 1724/1947
  • Sevilla 1646 - 1658
    around 1646 back in Sevilla for the execution of the paintings for the church San Francisco
  • Madrid (Spanje) 1658
    as documented; possibly again studied first-hand the works by Rubens, Van Dyck and Velázquez from the royal collections (MacLaren 1952/1970)
  • Cádiz 1682
    before 1682; fell from the scaffolding while working in the curch Santa Catalina of Cadiz (Palomino 1724/1986)
  • Sevilla 1682
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This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
Christian religious scene, genre, portrait
Creation date: 1992-02-01; Last modified date: 2022-11-26


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