Castillo Y Saavedra, Antonio Del

Castillo y Saavedra, Antonio del an eminent Spanish painter, was born at Cordova in 1603, and was the son of Augustin Castillo, who gave him his earliest instruction. He afterwards became a scholar of Francisco Zurbaran. Castillo painted many pictures of great merit for the cathedral of Cordova, the best of which are St. Peter and St. Paul, and The Assumption. There is a picture by him in the convent of St. Francis at Cordova, representing a subject from the life of that saint. His death occurred in 1667. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, s.v.

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