Claudio Coello (1642—1693)
was a Spanish Baroque painter. Influenced by many other artists, including
Diego Velázquez who was also of
Portuguese descent, Coello is considered the last great
Spanish painter of the 17th century.
The son of Faustino Coello, a famous Portuguese sculptor
, he was a court painter for Charles II
. He worked on many
churches and public buildings in Madrid, with his
most famous work being in the sacristy of
Escorial, which is
filled with portraits of priests and courtiers.
This artist is known to be inspired by works of the bible in the
New and Old Testament