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Herrera Barnuevo Sebastián

1611–1671 Spain/Baroque


Brief Biography-Sebastián Herrera Barnuevo, painter, sculptor, and architect, was a native of Madrid. His father, Don Antonio Herrera, a sculptor, initially tutored him, and he later became a disciple of Alonzo Cano. Titian, Veronese, and Tintoretto influenced his work. In 1662, he was appointed superintendent of the King’s Works, painter of the Bedchamber to his Majesty King Philip IV and later Keeper of El Escorial. Sebastián was successful in all three faculties. He worked on several altars in Madrid as an architect. As a sculptor, he made The Eagles of the Habsburgs and the Virgin of Guadalupe. They are in the chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Descalzas Reales convent in Madrid. And as a Painter, one of his most noted works was The Triumph of Saint Augustine and Coronation of the Virgin, now in the Prado Madrid. He also made several engravings.


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allegorical group
on a pedestal

allegorical group on a pedestal

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