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Francisco Herrera the Elder
Spanish artist

Francisco Herrera the Elder

Francisco Herrera the Elder
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Intro Spanish artist
A.K.A. Francisco Herrera, Francisco Herrera el Viejo, Francisco de, the elder...
Was Painter
From Spain
Field Arts
Gender male
Birth 1 January 1576, Seville, Comarca Metropolitana de Sevilla, Seville Province, Andalusia
Death 1 January 1656, Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain (aged 80 years)
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Francisco Herrera (1576–1656) was a distinguished Spanish painter, born at Seville. He was the founder of the Seville school.


Herrera's finest paintings include "The Last Judgment" and a "Holy Family," both in churches at Seville. Others are in the Louvre, Paris. They exhibit boldness of execution with faultless technique. He is known as El viejo, "the elder," to distinguish him from his son Francisco Herrera the Younger, also a noted painter. Among his pupils was Ignacio de Iriarte and a young Diego Velázquez. Among his other works are:

  • San Diego (Saint James) (1637), Madrid, private collection
  • Bebedor (1626), Worcester Art Museum
  • Job (1636), 215 x 151 cm., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.
  • La Parentela de Jesús, Museum of Fine Arts in Bilbao
  • San Basilio dictando su doctrina (1639), 243 x 194 cm, Louvre
  • Milagro del Pan y de los Peces (1647), Archbishop's Palace, Madrid
  • Ciego tocando la zampoña (1650), Kunsthistorische Museum, Vienna
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