Alonso del Arco

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Portrait of Juan Everardo Nithard, 1674, now at the Museo del Prado
The preaching of Saint Anthony of Padua, a painting of 2.5 by 5m now at the Museo de San Antolín in Tordesillas

Alonso del Arco (1635–1704) was a Spanish painter.


Born at Madrid in 1635, he was a disciple of Antonio de Pereda. He was deaf from birth and was called "El Sordillo de Pereda". He was an eminent painter, both of history and portraits. Several of his pictures are mentioned by Palomino, particularly the Miraculous Conception, and the Assumption of the Virgin, in the cloister of the Trinitarios Descalzos at Madrid, and in the church of San Salvador is a fine picture of Santa Teresa. Cean Bermudez enumerates a great number of his works in the churches at Madrid, and in other public buildings throughout Spain. He died at Madrid in 1704.[1]


  1. ^ Bryan,1886-9


  • Palomino, Antonio (1988). The pictorial museum optical scale III. The picturesque Spanish Parnassus laureate. Madrid: Aguilar SA Editions. ISBN 84-03-88005-7.
  • Pérez Sánchez, Alfonso E. (1992). Baroque painting in Spain. From 1600 to 1750. Madrid: Ediciones Chair. ISBN 84-376-0994-1.


  • Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBryan, Michael (1886). "Del Arco, Alonso". In Graves, Robert Edmund. Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.