Vidal, Diego (called the Elder), a Spanish painter, was born at Valmaseda in 1583. He is said to have studied at Rome, and acquired some reputation as an artist. He was a prebendary of the Cathedral of Seville, and painted there a naked Christ, and the Virgin with the Infant in her Arms. His drawings are also spoken of in terms of commendation. He died at Seville in 1615. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.