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Vilaça, Frei José de Santo António Ferreiralocked

(b Braga, Dec 18, 1731; d Tibães, Aug 30, 1808).
  • Natália Marinho Ferreira Alves

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Portuguese designer, wood-carver, sculptor and architect.

His godfather, the Reverend Constantino da Cunha Soto Maior (d 1757), was treasurer of the Cathedral of Braga, and one of his brothers, João de Araújo Ferreira Vilaça (b 1720), was clerk to the Vicar General of Vila Real in Trás-os-Montes. Frei José’s early training was with his father, ...

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