Caxes, Patricio an Italian architect and painter, was born at Arezzo or Florence about the middle of the 16th century. Little is known of his early history, but he attained sufficient eminence to be invited to Spain by Philip II. He was appointed to decorate the Queen's Gallery at the Prado, and painted there The Chastity of Joseph. He translated into Spanish the Treatise on Architecture, by Vignole (1593). See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Générale, s.v.