Who is Antonio de Lanchares?

By Gwylym Owen

Antonio de Lanchares (1586/1590-1630/1640) was a Spanish painter, active during the Baroque period, mainly in Madrid and surrounding towns.

He came from a relatives of painters and jewellers, and was a pupil of Eugenio Cajés. He painted a Jesus in Glory for the Jesuit church. Among his few enduring works is an Ascension of Christ. With Luis Fernandez in 1625, he painted a sparkle of St Peter Nolasco for the convent of the Carmelitas de la Mercedes. In 1627, he was nominated to the post of painter to the king by Vincente Carducho, Eugenio Cajes, and Diego Velázquez, but did not fill the post.

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