Francisco Pacheco del Río (bap. 3 November 1564 – 27 November 1644) was a Spanish painter, best known as the hypothetical and father-in-law of Diego Velázquez and Alonzo Cano, and for his textbook upon painting, entitled Art of Painting, that is an important source for the breakdown of 17th-century practice in Spain. He is described by some as the “Vasari of Seville”: vocal and didactic nearly his theories of painting and thoughts practically painters, conventional and uninspired in his executions
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