Francisco Barrera was a Spanish painter best known by his eloquent and successful appeal on behalf of his fellow-artists, upon whom in 1640 the Government wished to impose the taxes levied upon trade corporations. Details are known of his life, but Bryan is a bad source.
This article incorporates text from the article "BARRERA, Francisco" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.
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