Céspedes, Pablo de known as Paolo Cedaspe in Rome
Spanish, 16th century, male.
Born 1538, in Cordova; died 28 July 1608, in Cordova.
Painter, sculptor, architect. Religious subjects, portraits.
School of Cordova.
Pablo de Céspedes initially studied theology, then Oriental languages. He began painting during a trip to Rome, under the direction of one of Michelangelo's pupils. While he was in Rome he painted a number of frescoes in various chapels, which were so successful that he was nicknamed the 'Spanish Raphael'. He was offered a canonicate in his home town and returned to Cordova in 1575 or 1577, before settling there permanently after a second trip to Rome in 1583. It was there that he painted his ...