José de Mora

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José de Mora
José de Mora Santo Cristo de la Misericordia 1695 San José Granada.jpg
Christ of the Mercy, Saint Joseph church, Granada
Born 1642
Baza (Granada)
Died 1724
Granada
Nationality Spain
Known for Sculpture
Movement Baroque

José de Mora (1642–1724) was a Spanish sculptor.

Mora was born in Baza, the son of the sculptor Bernardo de Mora and pupil of Pedro de Mena, Alonzo Cano. In 1669, two years after the death of Cano, he moved to Madrid and worked with Sebastián de Herrera Barnuevo who was also a pupil of Cano. In 1672, he became a sculptor for Charles II and later left Madrid in 1680 and returned to Granada. He died in Granada in 1724 and was buried in the Albaicin church. His work can be usefully studied in the eight statues in the Capella del Cardenal. In the Mosque-Cathedral at Córdoba, and in the figures of Saint Bruno and Saint Joseph in the Charterhouse near Granada.

Works[edit]

Granada

  • San Pantaleón, Santa Ana church.
  • Saint Bruno (San Bruno). Granada Charterhouse.
  • Saint Joseph, Granada Charterhouse
  • Ecce Homo and Virgen Dolorosa. Santa Isabel la Real Monastery.
  • Santísimo Cristo de la Vera Cruz. Ermita del Calvario. Colomera.

Jaén

  • Virgen de las Angustias. Jaén Cathedral.
  • Virgen de la Amargura. Parroquia del Salvador
  • Cristo yacente. Iglesia de la Encarnación (Alcaudete)

Seville

  • Nuestra Señora de los Dolores. Victoria church. (Osuna).

Valladolid

  • Virgen de la Soledad. Procedente de la Colección Güell. Museo Nacional Colegio de San Gregorio.

Further reading[edit]

  • B. Haendeke, Studien zur Geschichte der spanischen Plastik (Strassburg, 1900)
  • Ian Chilvers, The concise Oxford dictionary of Art and artists (2003) ISBN 978-0198604778

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