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date: 24 January 2020

Pereyns [Pereins], Simón locked

(b Antwerp, c. 1540; d Puebla, Mexico, 1589).
  • Maria Concepción García Sáiz


(b Antwerp, c. 1540; d Puebla, Mexico, 1589).

Flemish painter, active in Spain and Mexico. After a short stay in Portugal around 1558, he moved to Spain, living in Toledo and Madrid until 1566 when he went to Mexico as part of the retinue of the Viceroy, Gastón de Peralta, Marqués de Falces. Pereyns painted in a late Mannerist style, and his work executed in Mexico is exclusively religious, although it is recorded that he had previously produced portraits. Around 1579 he painted 12 panels (untraced) with biblical subjects for the sacristy of the church of the convent of S Domingo, Mexico City. In 1585 he painted six panels for the main retable of the old cathedral of Mexico City, and the following year, in collaboration with Andrés de la Concha, he produced the paintings for the retable of the Franciscan church at Huejotzingo, Puebla, the subjects of which were Mary Magdalene, St Mary of Egypt, the Adoration of the Shepherds...

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