Juan Ribalta, Portrait of Guillén de Castro, engraving done for an edition of Don Quixote of La Mancha
Juan Ribalta (1597 – October 1628) was a Spanish painter of the Baroque period. He was born and died in Valencia. His father, Francisco Ribalta, was a famous painter, active in the style of Caravaggio. Some sources said he was born in Madrid and later moved to Valencia. His mother Inés Pelayo died in 1601. Juan's works and style are similar to that of his father. He later painted Saint Sebastian at the Valencia Cathedral in 1616, later the small Adoration of the Shepherds (now at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao) and St. Peter, he also painted portraits including the poet Gaspar de Aguilar.
Benito Domenech, Fernando, Los Ribalta y la pintura valenciana de su tiempo (The Ribaltas and Valencian Painting of the Time), Valencia-Madrid, 1987, ISBN 84-503-67-05X
Benito Domenech, Fernando y Vallés Borrás, Vicent Joan, "Un proceso a Francisco Ribalta en 1618", in Boletín de la Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, no. 69 (1989), p. 143-168.
Kowal, David M., Ribalta y los ribaltescos: La evolución del estilo barroco en Valencia (Ribalta and the Ribalt-esque, The Evoultion of Baroque Style in Valencia), Valencia, Diputación Provincial, 1985, ISBN 84-505-1981-1