Angelo Nardi (painter)

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Immaculate Conception (1619-1620). Convento de las Bernardas, Alcalá de Henares (Spain).

Angelo Nardi (February 19, 1584 in Vaglia di Mugello-c. 1664 in Madrid) was an Italian painter of the early-Baroque period, active in Spain.

Biography[edit]

Born in Florence, he was employed by Cardinal Sandoval, Archbishop of Toledo, to paint some altar-pieces for the church of a Récollet nunnery, founded by that prelate at Alcalá de Henares. The favour of the primate introduced him to the notice of his secretary, Don Sebastian de Herrera, who employed him to paint for the chapel of the Conception at La Guardia and Don Melchor de Vera, his assistant bishop, who had him complete fifteen canvases for the altars of a convent of Bernardine nuns, which he had founded in the city of Jaén.

In 1625 Nardi had acquired sufficient fame to obtain the post of painter to the King, he held without salary until 1631, when the allowance of 6000 maravedis was assigned him. He was one of the most active supporters of Vincente Carducho, in his contest with the tax-collectors.

He painted in a late mannerist style of Paolo Veronese.

Selected works[edit]

Adoración de los pastores (1620). Convento de las Bernardas, Alcalá de Henares (Spain).
  • Entrega de las infantas de Francia y España en Irún (1615, once at el Alcázar, Madrid, destroyed in 1734)
  • Decoration of Convento de las Bernardas (1619–20, Alcalá de Henares)
    • Lapidación de San Esteban
    • Martirio de San Lorenzo (Martyr of Saint Lawrence)
    • Desposorios de la Virgen
    • Ascensión de la Virgen (Assumption of the Virgin)
    • Inmaculada Concepción (Immaculate Conception)
    • Adoración de los Pastores (Adoration of the Shepherds)
  • Decoración de la iglesia de los Jesuitas (1625, Alcalá de Henares), lost works
    • Nacimiento de Cristo
    • Circuncisión
    • Epih
    • Presentación en el Templo
    • Calvario
  • Crucifixión (Carmelitas, Alcalá de Henares)
  • Escenas de la Vida de Santa Teresa de Jesús (Carmelitas, Alcalá de Henares)
    • Santa Teresa contemplando a la Santísima Trinidad
    • Toma del hábito de Santa Teresa y novicias de la Encarnación
    • Santa Teresa escribiendo,
    • Santa Teresa azotándose contemplando un Ecce Homo
    • Santa Teresa recibiendo el dardo de oro
    • Santa contemplando un Ecce Homo
  • Decorations of frescoes at the Capilla de la Concepción, La Guardia (c. 1630)
  • Works at Convento de Las Bernardas, Jaén (1634)
  • Noli me tangere (1639, Getafe)
  • Escenas de la Vida de la Magdalena (1639, Alcalá de Henares archives)
  • Ángeles con San Diego de Alcalá (1640, Alcalá de Henares archives)
  • Refacción milagrosa de San Diego de Alcalá (1640, destroyed in 1942)
  • San Jerónimo (Saint Jerome) (Museo Balaguer, Vilanova i la Geltrú)
  • San José con el Niño y san Juanito (Museo del Prado, Museo Provincial de Huesca)
  • Presentación de Jesús en el Templo (Museo del Prado, Museo Provincial de Huesca)
  • Retablo de las Claras (1647, Alcalá de Henares)
  • Adoración de los Pastores (Adoration of the Shepherds) (1650, private collection)

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