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Acevedo, Cristóbal or Acebedolocked

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Born c. 1540, in Murcia; died towards the end of the 16th century.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Cristóbal Acevedo was a pupil of Bartolomé Carducho around 1585. He specialised in historical painting and, having gained a strong reputation from his early works, was commissioned to decorate a number of convents and churches in Madrid. With a pure, broad and powerful style ideally suited to the subjects of sacred art, he is particularly known for his composition of the Virgin in the chapel of the College of S Fulgencio in Murcia....

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