Juanes, Juan Baptista

Juanes, Juan Baptista an eminent Spanish painter, was born at Valencia in 1523 and studied at Rome,. but afterwards settled at Valencia. He is ranked by the Spanish writers as one of the greatest artists of the glorious age of pope Leo X. Pacheco bestows upon him the highest encomiums, and Palomino Velasco does not hesitate to prefer him to Morales, or even to Raphael himself. Juanes limited himself to subjects of sacred history, and his works are entirely confined to the churches and convents of his native city. There is a fine picture by him, representing The Baptism of Christ, in the Cathedral. of Valencia. There are three others, representing The Nativity; The Martyrdom of St. Inez; The Burial of a Monk. Another fine picture is a Dead Christ, in the Church of San Pedro. He died in 1579.

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