Valdes, Don Juan (2) De Leal

Valdes, Don Juan (2) De Leal a Spanish painter, descended from an ancient family of Austria, was born at Cordova in 1630. He studied in the school of Antonio del Castillo, and afterwards removed to Seville, where he became one of the most distinguished painters of that city. He was one of the founders of the Academy there, and at the death of Murillo became its president, and was esteemed as the head of his profession. Among his numerous works may be mentioned, The Triumph of the Cross, at Seville: — The Martyrdom of St.

Andrew: — and The History of the Prophet Elias, at Cordova. He died in 1691. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.

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