Escalante, Juan Antonio

Escalante, Juan Antonio a reputable Spanish historical painter, was born at Cordova in 1630, and studied under Francisco Rizi. There are a number of his works in the churches of Madrid, which are highly praised, among which is a fine picture of St. Catharine, in San Miguel; and an altar-piece representing The Dead Christ, with other figures, in the Church of Espiritu Santo. He died at Madrid in 1670. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.

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