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(b Seville, c.1590; d Madrid, 29 Sept. 1654). Spanish painter and engraver, a representative of the transition from Mannerism to Baroque. He spent most of his career in Seville, and with his older contemporary Roelas, under whose influence he developed, he helped to prepare the way for the naturalistic style characteristic of the following generation of painters in the city. St Basil Dictating his Rule (c.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)