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date: 15 October 2019

Ducete, Sebastiánlocked

(b Toro, 1568; d Toro, 1619).
  • J. J. Martín González


(b Toro, 1568; d Toro, 1619).

Spanish sculptor. He was the son of the sculptor Pedro Ducete Díez and trained in Palencia, moving to Valladolid and later back to Toro, where he had a workshop. He collaborated with Esteban de Rueda in a partnership whose abundant production justifies the description of the Toro workshop. In 1592 Ducete carved a Crucifixion and a statue of the Virgin for S Martin, Pinilla de Toro. He executed large retablos (1602) in S Sepulcro, Toro, where the poignancy in his work is apparent in the St Andrew and derives from the influence of Juan de Juni; in S Sofia, Toro; and in S Pedro, Villalpando, with the fine relief of the Granting of the Chasuble to St Ildefonso (1607), also influenced by Juni. The ample folds in the garments of all these figures were executed by Rueda and show the influence of Gregorio Fernández. In 1618...

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