Miguel Cabrera: New Spain’s Murillo

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Miguel Cabrera New Spains Murillo

Acclaimed as one of the greatest painters of New Spain and the leading exponent of casta painting, Miguel Cabrera also produced a body of religious work imbued with Spanish and French influences. Miguel Mateo Maldonado y Cabrera (1715/1720-1768), The Divine Shepherdess, oil on canvas, 39 x 31.5 cm/15.4 x 12.4 in.Estimate: €40,000/50,000 Miguel Cabrera studied painting with the Rodríguez Juárez brothers or, according to some sources, with José de Ibarra (1688-1756), one of the viceroyalty’s most prolific artists, accused by his detractors of diverging from Mexican painting by perpetuating Murillo’s influence. The legacy of this Andalusian genius of the Golden Age is certainly

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