The itinerary <em>TITULORECORRIDO</em> has been successfully created. Now you can add in works from the Collection browser
<em>TITULOOBRA</em> added to <em>TITULORECORRIDO</em> itinerary

Lanchares, Antonio de

Madrid?, doc. 1590 - Madrid? (Spain), doc. 1630

In 1639, this painter and disciple of Eugenio Cajés -he was probably José Lanchares's brother- was working for the archbishop of Toledo. Jusepe Martínez indicates that he spent time in Italy at some point, although he does not specify dates. Moreover, his artworks show no particular Italian influence of the sort to be expected after such a visit. His work is openly related to the style of his master, with very soft models and a technique that closely resembles the tenebrists' in its concern with light. In this aspect, he appears to have been more powerfully influenced by the painters at El Escorial than by the work of Caravaggio. In 1618 he was contracted to make the main altarpiece for the parish church of San Sebastián in Madrid, although he eventually desisted, passing the commission on to Vicente Carducho. In 1627 he sought the post of king's painter previously occupied by Bartolomé González, which placed him in competition with such renowned artists as Juan van der Hamen, Angelo Nardi, Pedro Núñez del Valle, Felipe Diricksen and Juan de la Corte. Vicente Carducho, Velazquez and Cajés himself were the artists who approved his appointment, emphasizing his familiarity with fresco and tempera techniques. This facet of his production is demonstrated by the now lost dome of the tabernacle at the El Paular Charterhouse. His limited production seems to be due to early death, apparently in 1630. Today, signed works from as early as 1612 are known, as well as many others now lost. In 1625 he made paintings to decorate the cloister of the convent of La Merced in Madrid, which no longer exists (Sánchez del Peral, J. R. in Enciclopedia, 2006, vol IV, p. 1374).

Artworks (4)


Print on demand

Print artworks available in our catalogue in high quality and your preferred size and finish.

Image archive

Request artworks available in our catalogue in digital format.