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Roelas, Juan de

Olivares, Sevilla (Spain), 1625

His style suggests that he learned to paint in Italy, although there is no documentation of his presence in that country. In 1598 he worked in Valladolid, collaborating on the funeral monument to commemorate the death of Philip II. He continued working in that city until 1604, when he obtained a prebend or favor from the Count-Duke of Olivares. From then on, he was a protege of that nobleman in the town of Olivares, very close to Seville. There, Roelas made various large paintings for alatars. In 1606, he painted "The Circumcision", as well as the "Martyrdom of Saint Andrew" that is at the Museo de Bellas Artes in Seville, and a "Death of Saint Isidore", in 1613. The following year he became a clergyman and was appointed royal chaplain, moving to Madrid two years later, where he sought to make a career of painting. Despite his efforts, he was unable to obtain a post as king's painter and he returned to Olivares. He occupied his final years with religious activity as canon of the collegiate church of Olivares, and little is known of his work during that period. He died in 1625 and was buried there.

Artworks (1)

Christ, the Example for Martyrs
Oil on canvas, Ca. 1615
Roelas, Juan de (Attributed to)

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