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Adrianolocked

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Spanish, 17th century, male.

Born in Cordova; died 1630.

Painter. Religious subjects.

After completing his studies, Adriano, a student of Pablo de Céspedes, joined the order of Discalced Carmelites but contined to practise his art. Francisco Pacheco, who knew Adriano, praised him as a great master, while Juan Bernabé Palomino reported that his monastery possessed a head of the Virgin worthy of Titian. Passionate about his art, Adriano never felt that he had been able to fulfil his dreams with his brushes. As soon as a painting was completed, he would wipe the canvas clean. Friends managed to rescue a few but these are extremely rare....

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