Antonio del Castillo y Saavedra

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Antonio del Castillo y Saavedra
Born (1616-07-10)July 10, 1616
Córdoba, Spain
Died February 2, 1668(1668-02-02) (aged 51)
Córdoba, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Known for painting, sculpture
Movement Baroque

Antonio del Castillo y Saavedra (July 10, 1616 – February 2, 1668[1]) was a Spanish Baroque painter, sculptor, and poet.[2]

Antonio del Castillo y Saavedra, Joseph Sold by his Brothers, c.1660.


Antonio del Castillo y Saavedra was born at Córdoba, Spain.

He trained in painting under his father Agustín del Castillo, and after his death by a little-known religious painter named Ignacio Aedo Calderón from 1631 to 1634.[3] Later he was taught in Seville by Francisco de Zurbarán and by his uncle Juan del Castillo, who was also teacher of Cano, Murillo and De Moya.[4] In 1635 he returned to Córdoba,[5] where he painted frescoes and oil paintings (such as those in the church of Santa Marina).[6]

He died at Córdoba in 1668.


  1. ^ Antonio Cánovas del Castillo at
  2. ^ Antonio del Castillo y Saavedra (Spanish), plaque at his last residence in the Calle Muñices 27, Córdoba.
  3. ^ Castillo Saavedra, Antonio del (Spanish), Museo Nacional del Prado.
  4. ^ Juan del Castillo (German) in Friedrich Müller: Die Künstler aller Zeiten und Völker
  5. ^ Antonio del Castillo y Saavedra (Spanish), article in the Cordobapedia.
  6. ^ Castillo, Antonio del Archived November 21, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.