Cespedes, Pablo

Cespedes, Pablo (called in Italian Cedaspe), a very eminent Spanish painter, was born at Cordova in 1538. He visited Rome twice for improvement, and derived great advantage from the study of the productions of. Michael Angelo. While there he executed several paintings, among them an Annunciation and a Nativity, in the Trinita dei Monti; also several subjects from the life of the Virgin, ill the vault of the same chapel. His works are chiefly at, Cordova; in the cathedral is The Virgin and Infant, with St. Anna; also his admirable picture of The Last Supper. He died at Rome in 1608. He was a fine antiquarian, well acquainted with ancient and modern languages, and wrote several works on archaeological subjects. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Générale, s.v.; Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.

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