Perez, Bartolome

Perez, Bartolome a distinguished Spanish painter, was born at Madrid in 1634. He studied in the school of Don Juan de Arellano, and attained great excellence in flower painting. His pictures of this kind are composed in a tasteful and delicate style, with a brilliancy and harmony of coloring deserving of high praise. He also succeeded in the figure, following the style of Don Juan de Carreno. There were many of his pieces at the Retiro, which were subsequently removed to the Rosario; and one of his best productions is mentioned, which combines his talents in both branches of the art, representing St. Rosa of Lima kneeling before the Virgin and infant Jesus, with two Angels, one of whom is crowning the Savior, while the other is presenting him with a vase of flowers. Perez was also distinguished for the excellence of his theatrical decorations. The duke of Monteleone commissioned him to paint a grand ceiling in fresco in his place at Madrid, but while occupied upon it he unfortunately fell from the scaffold and was killed, in 1693.

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