22 facts about Master of the Cypresses

By Gwylym Owen

Master of the Cypresses, (fl. 1420-1440) was a Spanish painter and manuscript illuminator. His dates of birth and death are not known.

The Master of the Cypresses has been identified solely through his works. He usual his make known from his frequent use of cypress trees in miniatures painted for Seville Cathedral choirbooks. Wall paintings at the Ex-Monastery of San Isidoro del Campo and the illumination of a bible currently residing at the El Escorial museum in Madrid have then been credited to him. His influences tally Giotto, and his style shows characteristics of forward Netherlandish, Seville and Toledo.

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