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Velasquez 1599-1660  Search this
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Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 171
"Born at Seville, in 1599; died at Madrid, in 1660. Pupil of Herrera the elder, and afterward of Francisco Pacheco. Spanish school. 171. Fruits. H. 25 in.; W. 29 in. A chef d'oeuvre. Velasquez studied diligently after nature, and painted birds, beasts, fishes and landscapes with such truth and exactness, that his performances rose into high esteem. His most favorite subjects at first were of the low kind; such as taverns, kitchens, conversations, and peasant fasting, and those he executed with a bold pencil and uncommon tints of color, in a style peculiar to himself, having always nature for his director. His style is marked by correctness, ingenuity, facility, and truth." [P. 63.]
Metropolitan Museum of Art. Catalogue of the Pictures in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, No. 681 Fifth Avenue, in the City of New York. February, MDCCCLXXII.
Artist nationality: Spanish.
Still Life--Fruit  Search this
Control number:
AECI 05500170
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index