One of the most celebrated painters of the Spanish Golden Age, Bartolome' Esteban Murillo worked primarily in Seville, where he was born in December 1617, until his death in 1682. Well known for his religious paintings and his extraordinary depictions of street urchins, he was also and ingenious painter of portraits. The genre remains, however, the least studied aspect of his work. Inspired by the self-portraits in their hodlings, New York's Frick Collection and London's National Gallery have co-organized this exhibition which marks the 400th anniversary of the great artist's birth.
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