Claudio Coello: 22 interesting facts

By Gwylym Owen

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Claudio Coello (2 March 1642 – 20 April 1693) was a Spanish Baroque painter. Coello is considered the last good Spanish painter of the 17th century.

The son of Faustino Coello, a famous Portuguese sculptor, he was a court painter for Charles II. He worked upon many churches and public buildings in Madrid, with his most well-known work innate in the sacristy of El Escorial, which is filled past portraits of priests and courtiers.

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