Pedro Orrente

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Pedro Orrente, Christ and Supper at Emmaus, Magyar Szépmüvészeti Múzeum, Budapest

Pedro Orrente (1580–1645) was a Spanish painter of the Baroque period.

Born in the village of Murcia. Orrente appears to have studied with el Greco in Toledo, where he painted a San Ildefonso before the apparition of St Leocadia and the Birth of Christ for the cathedral. He often moved, painting in Murcia and Cuenca. In Valencia, he painted for the Cathedral. He set up a school, and among his pupils were Esteban March and García Salmerón. In Madrid, he painted works transferred to the Palacio del Buen Retiro. He traveled to Seville, where he met Francisco Pacheco. Returning to Castille, died in Valencia and buried in the parish de San Martín. Known for paintings of animals and landscapes, as well a history paintings.


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