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Mexican, 18th century, male.

Born 1695, in Tlalixtac (Caxaca); died 1768, in Mexico City.

Painter. Religious subjects, portraits.

Nothing is known about Miguel Cabrera's training, but we do know that he spent time with such masters of the day as Villalpondo and Correa. In 1753...

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Puerto Rican, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1751; died 1809.

Painter. Religious subjects, portraits.

José Capeche is regarded as the father of Puerto Rican painting. His father, Tomás de Rivafrecha y Campeche, was the slave of a Canon at the cathedral; later, having been freed, he taught himself how to gild and paint and eventually introduced his son to painting. José Campeche later worked with the Spanish painter Luis Paret y Alcázar, exiled to Puerto Rico in ...

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Mexican, 18th century, male.

Active during the first half of the 18th century.

Born in Puebla.

Painter. Religious subjects.

A Triumph of the Virgin at the Church of the Compañia in Puebla is attributed to Carnero.

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Mexican, 18th century, male.

Active in Puebla.

Born in Puebla.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Several of Manuel Caro's works are held in the Sanctuary of Ocotluna, notably: Virgin Appearing to the Indian, Juan Diego.

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Mexican, 17th – 18th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects. Church decoration.

Juán Corrrea is first listed in Mexico in 1674. By the end of his career he was living in Antigua, Guatemala, where his last known work was recorded in 1739. He managed a studio and produced numerous works decorating a large number of religious buildings. The cathedrals in Mexico City and Querétaro both own several of his religious compositions. ...

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Mexican, 18th century, male.

Born possibly in Guadalajara; died after 1780.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Nicolas Enríquez was active in Mexico City from 1730 to 1768 and has also been identified in Guadalajara. In 1768 he painted eight scenes of the Passion in Mexico City.

Guadalajara (Mus. Natural History)...

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Mexican, 18th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Joaquin Esquivel was active in Mexico City at the end of the 18th century. He decorated the church of Loreto in Mexico City with Scenes from the Life of Ignatius Loyola.

Amsterdam, 12 June 1990: Penitent St Jerome...

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Mexican, 18th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Miguel de Herrera was active in Mexico.

New York, 17 Nov 1994: Archangel (1748, oil on canvas, 42¾ × 24 ins/108.6 × 61 cm) USD 12,650

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Mexican, 18th century, male.

Born 1688; died 1756.

Painter. Religious subjects, portraits.

José Ibarra studied under Juan Correa. He has been called the 'Mexican Murillo' although he was in fact more influenced by the Italians, notably the Bologna school, than by the Spanish.

Mexico City (Mus. Nacional de San Carlos): ...

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Mexican, 18th century, male.

Active in Mexico City.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Andrés López painted works for churches including a Life of St John Nepomuk in the parish church of Aguas Calientes.

New York, 22-23 Nov 1993: Immaculate Conception (1796, oil/copper, 32¾ × 24¾ ins/83.5 × 63 cm) ...

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Mexican, 18th century, male.

Born 1715; died c. 1780.

Painter. Religious subjects, portraits.

He is known mainly for his paintings of religious subjects and his portraits of well-known figures in Mexican life.

Mexico City (Mus. Nacional de Historia)

New York, 7 Oct 1993...

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Mexican, 18th century, male.

Born 1720; died 1790.

Painter. Religious subjects.

New York, 17 May 1989: S Emigdio, Martyr (oil/copper, 17 × 13½ ins/43 × 34 cm) USD 6,600

New York, 12 Oct 1989: Assumption of the Virgin, Surrounded by Saints (oil/copper, diam. 7¼ ins/18.5 cm) ...

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Peruvian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1665, in Cochabamba; died c. 1724.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Perez de Holguin was perhaps the most important artist of Upper Peru (modern Bolivia). He worked mostly in Potosí, a city of 160,000 inhabitants. He began painting using a monochromatic palette with sombre browns and greys. The palette lightened around ...

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Mexican, 18th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects.

New York, 16 Nov 1995: Coronation of the Virgin (oil and gold leaf on copper, diam. 7 ins/17.8 cm) USD 13,800

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Mexican, 18th century, male.

Active in Mexico during the second half of the 18th century.

Painter. Church decoration.

Juan Saens was a pupil of José de Aguirre y Acuna and of R. Ximono. He was one of the most important painters of the Mexican School; works of his are in Mexico City Cathedral....

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Mexican, 18th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects, portraits.

Torres was working in Mexico around 1720, painting religious subjects. He painted a number of portraits of Franciscan monks now in the Museo Nacional in Mexico.

Mexico City (Mus. Nacional): Friar Juan Suarez; Friar Francisco Jimenez; Friar Estaban de Ursua...

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Mexican, 18th century, male.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects.

Francisco Antonio Vallejo painted large frescoes for Mexican churches.

New York, 19-20 May 1992: Virgin of Guadalupe (1781, oil on canvas, 32¼ × 21¼ ins/81.9 × 54 cm) USD 33,000

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Colombian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1638, in Bogotá; died 1711.

Painter. Religious subjects, figures.

This artist is regarded as the founder of Colombian painting.

He painted religious scenes for the cathedral and various churches in Bogotá. We know of four hundred and three paintings by him. He painted in the style of the Spanish Baroque school of the 17th century....

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Mexican, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1649 (?); died 1714.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Works by this artist can be seen in the cathedrals of Mexico City and Puebla.

Puebla

New York, 23 Nov 1992: Holy Family and the Holy Trinity (...

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Guatemalan, 18th century, male.

Active in Guatemala from 1712 to 1737.

Sculptor.

Evaristo Zuniga sculpted his Christ Carrying the Cross now in the church of La Merced in Guatemala.