Spanish Baroque Art
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Niccolò Betti
Saint Diego de Alcalá and the Miracle of the Roses, c. 1610
Convento de las Descalzas Reales, Valladolid, Spain

The painting belongs to a series of artworks commissioned by the House of Medici to a notable group of twenty-two Toscan artists, between 1610-1611. Thirty-two paintings were sent to Spain as a gift for Queen Margarita, Cosimo II de’ Medici’s sister-in-law, and were intended for the Franciscan convent of the Descalzas Reales in Valladolid, which she had founded and sponsored. The first lot of paintings was sent from Livorno in June 1611, but the Queen died in October of that same year. By then, the canvases were described by Hernando de Espejo, royal valet de chambre, as “so rotten and broken, that all value was lost.” Through the years, the paintings were finally properly restored by Spanish artists (included the Saint Diego scene, probably repainted by Santiago Morán, Felipe III’s court painter). (+)

Niccolò Betti

Saint Diego de Alcalá and the Miracle of the Roses, c. 1610

Convento de las Descalzas Reales, Valladolid, Spain

The painting belongs to a series of artworks commissioned by the House of Medici to a notable group of twenty-two Toscan artists, between 1610-1611. Thirty-two paintings were sent to Spain as a gift for Queen Margarita, Cosimo II de’ Medici’s sister-in-law, and were intended for the Franciscan convent of the Descalzas Reales in Valladolid, which she had founded and sponsored. The first lot of paintings was sent from Livorno in June 1611, but the Queen died in October of that same year. By then, the canvases were described by Hernando de Espejo, royal valet de chambre, as “so rotten and broken, that all value was lost.” Through the years, the paintings were finally properly restored by Spanish artists (included the Saint Diego scene, probably repainted by Santiago Morán, Felipe III’s court painter). (+)

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Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
Saint Diego in Ecstasy Before the Cross, 1645-46
Musée des Augustins, Toulouse

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

Saint Diego in Ecstasy Before the Cross, 1645-46

Musée des Augustins, Toulouse

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Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
Saint Diego Feeding the Poor, 1645-46
Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

Saint Diego Feeding the Poor, 1645-46

Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid

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School of Francisco de Zurbarán, or Mateo Cerezo
Study of Saint Diego de Alcalá
Biblioteca Nacional de España

School of Francisco de Zurbarán, or Mateo Cerezo

Study of Saint Diego de Alcalá

Biblioteca Nacional de España

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San Diego de Alcalá, ca. 1665 by Pedro de Mena (1628-1688)

The San Diego Museum of Art

Discussed by John Marciari, Ph.D., Curator of European Art and Head of Provenance Research

Video produced by Balboa Park Online Collaborative

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Pedro de Mena
Saint Diego de Alcalá, 1665
San Diego Museum of Art (+)

Pedro de Mena

Saint Diego de Alcalá, 1665

San Diego Museum of Art (+)

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