Francisco Rizi

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Francisco Rizi's Virgin and Child with Sts Philip and Francis, Oil on canvas, 1650, Public collection

Francisco Rizi de Guevara (1608–1685) was a Spanish painter born in Madrid.


He was the son of Antonio Rizi, a native of Bologna, who had accompanied Federico Zuccari into Spain.

Rizi was first trained by Vincencio Carducho. He became painter to Philip IV in 1656, and held the office under Charles II, who added to it the deputy-keepership of the royal keys. A few years prior, he was appointed painter to the Cathedral of Toledo. Rizi died at El Escorial.

Among his works are:



  • Antonio Palomino, An account of the lives and works of the most eminent Spanish painters, sculptors and architects, 1724, first English translation, 1739, p. 112
  • Bryan, Michael (1889). Walter Armstrong & Robert Edmund Graves (ed.). Dictionary of Painters and Engravers, Biographical and Critical (Volume II L-Z). York St. #4, Covent Garden, London; Original from Fogg Library, Digitized May 18, 2007: George Bell and Sons. p. 388.

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