Bartolome Esteban Murillo
Spanish 1618-1682 Bartolome Esteban Murillo Galleries Murillo began his art studies under Juan del Castillo in Seville. Murillo became familiar with Flemish painting; the great commercial importance of Seville at the time ensured that he was also subject to influences from other regions. His first works were influenced by Zurbaran, Jusepe de Ribera and Alonso Cano, and he shared their strongly realist approach. As his painting developed, his more important works evolved towards the polished style that suited the bourgeois and aristocratic tastes of the time, demonstrated especially in his Roman Catholic religious works. In 1642, at the age of 26 he moved to Madrid, where he most likely became familiar with the work of Velazquez, and would have seen the work of Venetian and Flemish masters in the royal collections; the rich colors and softly modeled forms of his subsequent work suggest these influences. He returned to Seville in 1645. In that year, he painted thirteen canvases for the monastery of St. Francisco el Grande in Seville which gave his reputation a well-deserved boost. Following the completion of a pair of pictures for the Seville Cathedral, he began to specialise in the themes that brought him his greatest successes, the Virgin and Child, and the Immaculate Conception. After another period in Madrid, from 1658 to 1660, he returned to Seville. Here he was one of the founders of the Academia de Bellas Artes (Academy of Art), sharing its direction, in 1660, with the architect, Francisco Herrera the Younger. This was his period of greatest activity, and he received numerous important commissions, among them the altarpieces for the Augustinian monastery, the paintings for Santa Mar??a la Blanca (completed in 1665), and others.

 

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Bartolome Esteban Murillo Virgin and Child oil painting   

Painting ID::  2766
Bartolome Esteban Murillo
Virgin and Child
1672 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

   
   
     

 

 

Bartolome Esteban Murillo The Holy Children with a Shell oil painting   

Painting ID::  2767
Bartolome Esteban Murillo
The Holy Children with a Shell
1678 Museo del Prado, Madrid

   
   
     

 

 

Bartolome Esteban Murillo The Immaculate Conception of the Escorial oil painting   

Painting ID::  2768
Bartolome Esteban Murillo
The Immaculate Conception of the Escorial
c1678 Museo del Prado, Madrid

   
   
     

 

 

Bartolome Esteban Murillo Assumption of the Virgin oil painting   

Painting ID::  2769
Bartolome Esteban Murillo
Assumption of the Virgin
c1678 Museo del Prado, Madrid

   
   
     

 

 

Bartolome Esteban Murillo Boys Eating Fruit oil painting   

Painting ID::  2770
Bartolome Esteban Murillo
Boys Eating Fruit
1670 Pinakothek, Munich

   
   
     

 

 

Bartolome Esteban Murillo Girls Selling Fruit oil painting   

Painting ID::  2771
Bartolome Esteban Murillo
Girls Selling Fruit
1670 Pinakothek, Munich

   
   
     

 

 

Bartolome Esteban Murillo A Girl and her Duenna oil painting   

Painting ID::  2772
Bartolome Esteban Murillo
A Girl and her Duenna
1670 The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

   
   
     

 

 

Bartolome Esteban Murillo St.Thomas of Villanueva Distributing Alms oil painting   

Painting ID::  2773
Bartolome Esteban Murillo
St.Thomas of Villanueva Distributing Alms
Pinakothek, Munich

   
   
     

 

 

Bartolome Esteban Murillo The Young Beggar oil painting   

Painting ID::  2774
Bartolome Esteban Murillo
The Young Beggar
1650 Musee du Louvre, Paris

   
   
     

 

 

Bartolome Esteban Murillo The Holy Family  dfffg oil painting   

Painting ID::  2775
Bartolome Esteban Murillo
The Holy Family dfffg
1650 Museo del Prado, Madrid

   
   
     

 

 

Bartolome Esteban Murillo La Cuisine des Anges (mk05) oil painting   

Painting ID::  20574
Bartolome Esteban Murillo
La Cuisine des Anges (mk05)
1646 Canvas,71 x 177 1/4''(180 x 450 cm)One of Twelve works Painted for the small cloister of the Franciscans at Seville Acquired in 1858 from the heirs of Marshal Soult

   
   
     

 

 

Bartolome Esteban Murillo The Young Beggar (mk05) oil painting   

Painting ID::  20575
Bartolome Esteban Murillo
The Young Beggar (mk05)
Canvas,53 x 39 1/4''(134 x 100 cm)Acquired for Louis XVI in 1782 INV

   
   
     

 

 

Bartolome Esteban Murillo Brother Juniper and the Beggar (mk05) oil painting   

Painting ID::  20577
Bartolome Esteban Murillo
Brother Juniper and the Beggar (mk05)
Canvas,69 1/4 x 87 1/2''(176 x 222 cm)Collection of Marshal Soult;acquired in 1964

   
   
     

 

 

Bartolome Esteban Murillo Seville (san 05) oil painting   

Painting ID::  20954
Bartolome Esteban Murillo
Seville (san 05)
1618-1682 A boy with a Dog 1650s(INV No 386)Oil on canvas 29 x 24''(74 x 60 cm)(Ex coll Count E.F Choiseul et Amboise,Paris 1772)

   
   
     

 

 

Bartolome Esteban Murillo The Pie Eater (mk08) oil painting   

Painting ID::  21504
Bartolome Esteban Murillo
The Pie Eater (mk08)
C.1622-1672 Oil on canvas 124x102cm Munich,Bayerische S

   
   
     

 

 

Bartolome Esteban Murillo Annunciation (mk08) oil painting   

Painting ID::  21634
Bartolome Esteban Murillo
Annunciation (mk08)
c.1660-1665 Oil on canvas 125x103cm Madrid,Museo del Prado

   
   
     

 

 

Bartolome Esteban Murillo The Toilette (mk08) oil painting   

Painting ID::  21635
Bartolome Esteban Murillo
The Toilette (mk08)
c.1670-1675 Oil on canvas. 147x113cm Munich,Bayerische Staats-gemaldesammlungen,Alte Pinakothek

   
   
     

 

 

Bartolome Esteban Murillo La Immaculada (mk08) oil painting   

Painting ID::  21636
Bartolome Esteban Murillo
La Immaculada (mk08)
Oil on canvas. 96x64cm Madrid,Museo del Prado

   
   
     

 

 

Bartolome Esteban Murillo The Little Fruit Seller (mk08) oil painting   

Painting ID::  21637
Bartolome Esteban Murillo
The Little Fruit Seller (mk08)
c.1670-1675 Oil on canvas. 149x113cm Munich,Bayerische Staatsgemalde-sammlungen,Alte Pinakothek

   
   
     

 

 

Bartolome Esteban Murillo self-Portrait oil painting   

Painting ID::  26805
Bartolome Esteban Murillo
self-Portrait
mk52 c.1670-3 Oil on canvas 122x107cm National Gallery,London

   
   
     

 

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Bartolome Esteban Murillo
Spanish 1618-1682 Bartolome Esteban Murillo Galleries Murillo began his art studies under Juan del Castillo in Seville. Murillo became familiar with Flemish painting; the great commercial importance of Seville at the time ensured that he was also subject to influences from other regions. His first works were influenced by Zurbaran, Jusepe de Ribera and Alonso Cano, and he shared their strongly realist approach. As his painting developed, his more important works evolved towards the polished style that suited the bourgeois and aristocratic tastes of the time, demonstrated especially in his Roman Catholic religious works. In 1642, at the age of 26 he moved to Madrid, where he most likely became familiar with the work of Velazquez, and would have seen the work of Venetian and Flemish masters in the royal collections; the rich colors and softly modeled forms of his subsequent work suggest these influences. He returned to Seville in 1645. In that year, he painted thirteen canvases for the monastery of St. Francisco el Grande in Seville which gave his reputation a well-deserved boost. Following the completion of a pair of pictures for the Seville Cathedral, he began to specialise in the themes that brought him his greatest successes, the Virgin and Child, and the Immaculate Conception. After another period in Madrid, from 1658 to 1660, he returned to Seville. Here he was one of the founders of the Academia de Bellas Artes (Academy of Art), sharing its direction, in 1660, with the architect, Francisco Herrera the Younger. This was his period of greatest activity, and he received numerous important commissions, among them the altarpieces for the Augustinian monastery, the paintings for Santa Mar??a la Blanca (completed in 1665), and others.