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Castillo, José del

Madrid, 1737 - Madrid (Spain), 1793

Born into a modest family, he attended drawing classes offered by the Committee for the Preparation of the Founding of the Academy of San Fernando. There, he became a protege of José Carvajal y Lancaster, minister to Ferdinand VI, who assigned him a pension to visit Italy (1751). He moved to Rome to study with Corrado Giaquinto, whom he accompanied to Madrid in 1753. There, he maintained his relation with his teacher while participating in the recently founded Academy's contests. This earned him a new grant to return to Italy, where he remained from 1757 through 1764. After returning to Spain he sought work at the Palace and joined the Royal Tapestry Factory of Santa Bárbara under the direction of Mengs. At first his cartoons were based on compositions by Giordano and Giaquinto, but years later he began painting hunting scenes and popular types from Madrid whose singular charm sometimes recalls a younger Goya. His religious compositions oscillate between the elegant, graceful rococo he had learned from Giaquinto and a balanced if rather cold classicism that recalls Mengs's postulates (Luna, J. J., El bodegón español en el Prado. De Van der Hamen a Goya, Museo Nacional del Prado, 2008, p. 159).

Artworks (122)

Decoración pompeyana
Oil on canvas, XVIII century
Castillo, José del
Couple of Majos
Oil on canvas, XVIII century
Castillo, José del
An Orange Seller and a Majo
Oil on canvas, XVIII century
Castillo, José del
Un cazador
Oil on canvas, XVIII century
Castillo, José del
Un paseo a la orilla del Estanque del Retiro
Oil on canvas, Second half of the XVIII century
Castillo, José del
Saint Francis of Assisi receiving the Stigmata
Oil on canvas, Second half of the XVIII century
Castillo, José del
San Antonio de Padua
Oil on canvas, Second half of the XVIII century
Castillo, José del
Alegoría de la Arquitectura
Oil on canvas, Ca. 1775
Castillo, José del
Alegoría de la Música
Oil on canvas, Ca. 1775
Castillo, José del

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