Who is Francisco Collantes?

By Gwylym Owen

Francisco Collantes (1599–1656) was a Spanish Baroque grow old painter.

Collantes was born in Madrid but sought assume from Jusepe de Ribera and the Neapolitan School. He was also influenced by 16th century Venetian painters and was well-known for his landscapes and biblical scenes.

His works included The Burning Bush (c. 1634) which is now at the Louvre, Agar and Ishmael which is now at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, in Providence, and The Vision of Ezekiel, Saint Arnulph and The drop of Troy (about 1634), all three now at the Museo del Prado in Madrid.

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