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date: 22 October 2019

Guzmán familylocked

  • Marcus Burke
  •  and Duncan Kinkead

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Spanish family of patrons and collectors.

Marcus Burke

(bc. 1585; d Madrid, 1655).

He was the fourth son of the Conde de Uceda. A cousin and close confidant of Gaspar de Guzmán y Pimentel, Conde Duque de Conde-Duque de Olivares, he was appointed Gentleman of the Chamber in 1624, Councillor of State in 1626 and created Marqués de Leganés in 1627. In 1628 he married Doña Policena Spinola (c. 1600–37), daughter of Ambrosio Spinola, the Genoese commander. Leganés appears on horseback beside Spinola in the event of 1622 depicted in Jusepe Leonardo’s Surrender of Julich (1633–4; Madrid, Prado), painted for the Palacio del Buen Retiro, Madrid. Leganés developed a taste for Flemish art during his service as a soldier in the Netherlands (1634–5). There he became a patron of Rubens (e.g. Immaculate Conception; Madrid, Prado) and van Dyck (e.g. the Marqués de Leganés...

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