Pereyra, Manuel a Portuguese sculptor, was born in 1614. He settled at Madrid, where he attained great distinction, and is regarded as one of the ablest artists that Portugal has produced. He was commissioned to execute a great-number of works. His masterpiece is a large statue of the Savior in the church of the Rosario at Madrid. It is said that in his old age, having become blind, he made the model of a statue of St. John, and directed its execution. This statue is one of his finest works. He died in 1667.