Pedro Orrente

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Pedro Orrente, Christ and Supper at Emmaus, Magyar Szépmüvészeti Múzeum, Budapest

Pedro Orrente (1580–1645) was a Spanish painter of the Baroque period.

Born in the village of Murcia. Orrente appears to have studied with el Greco in Toledo, where he painted a San Ildefonso before the apparition of St Leocadia and the Birth of Christ for the cathedral. He often moved, painting in Murcia and Cuenca. In Valencia, he painted for the Cathedral. He set up a school, and among his pupils were Esteban March and García Salmerón. In Madrid, he painted works transferred to the Palacio del Buen Retiro. He traveled to Seville, where he met Francisco Pacheco. Returning to Castille, died in Valencia and buried in the parish de San Martín. Known for paintings of animals and landscapes, as well a history paintings.


  • La vuelta al aprisco, oil on panel (74x89 cm), Museo del Prado, Madrid
  • Marriage at Canaan
  • Martyr of Saint James the Lesser, oil on panel (204x158 cm), Museo de Bellas Artes, Valencia
  • Saint John the Evangelist in Patmos, oil on panel (99x131 cm), Museo del Prado
  • Saint Sebastian
  • Saint John the Baptist in the Desert, oil on panel (142x107 cm), Museo de Santa Cruz, Toledo
  • Studio of Two Male Figures, drawing
  • Adoration of the Shepherds
  • La imposición de la casilla de San Ildefonso por la Virgen María
  • Self-Portrait, oil on panel (45 x 36 cm), private collection, Madrid, formerly in the collection of Louis-Philippe of Orleans
  • Labán da alcance a Jacob, Museo del Prado, Madrid


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