Beltrand Hernando Domingo
Beltrand Hernando Domingo a Spanish Jesuit sculptor and architect, was born at Vittoria, in Biscay, about 1500, and studied in Italy, where he became so skilful that Palomino Velasco did not hesitate to place him above the most famous artists of his time. He formed his style by studying Michael Angelo; and many statues of Christ, of natural grandeur, executed by Beltrand, appear worthy of being attributed to the illustrious master he had chosen. The Escurial and the Imperial College at Madrid, also the chapel of the same city, and the great altar of the College of Alcala de Herarez, were decorated with these statues. He died in 1590. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.