Art UK has updated its cookies policy. By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. To find out more read our updated Use of Cookies policy and our updated Privacy policy.

The Last Communion of St Peter Nolasco
Photo credit: The Bowes Museum

The Last Communion of St Peter Nolasco 1611

Francisco Pacheco (1564–1644)

The Bowes Museum

(bapt. Sanlúcar de Barrameda, nr. Cadiz, 3 Nov. 1564; bur. Seville, 27 Nov. 1644). Spanish painter and writer, active in Seville. He was a man of great culture, a poet and scholar as well as a painter, and his house was the focus of Seville's artistic life (Palomino describes it as a meeting place for ‘the greatest minds’ in the city). As a painter he was undistinguished, working in a stiff academic style (though his portraits are fresher than his religious works).

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

Do you know someone who would love this resource? Tell them about it...