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Luis de Carbajal

1534-c. 1621 Spain/Mannerism


Brief Biography-Luis de Carbajal was a native of Toledo and the half-brother of Juan Bautista Monegro, the architect and sculptor. He was a disciple of Juan de Villoldo in Toledo when Philip the Second made him a court painter at the age of twenty. His most outstanding works are the Nativity in the Grand Cloister of the Escorial, including Circumcision and the Marriage at Cana. He later worked in the Royal Palace of El Pardo and the chapter hall of the Cathedral of Toledo. There are varying accounts of his date of death; 1621 is the most likely, but it is not proven.


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