This Artist of noble family studied under Bartolomeo Roman, and was immediately considered as one of the best painters of the Spanish School, and was entrusted with the decorating of the royal apartments of Philip IV, who was so much pleased with his works that he appointed him painter to the Court in 1651. His design was correct; his colouring rich, brilliant and much in the style of Vandyck. [P. 7; see entry 04100034 for a note on the work's provenance.]
Catalogue of the Quebec Gallery of Paintings, Engravings, etc., the Property of Jos. Legare, St. Angele Street, corner of St. Helen Street. Quebec: E.R. Frechette, Printer and Stationer, No 13, Mountain Street, Lower-Town, 1852.