Saturday, February 12, 2011

Murillo, Bartolome Esteban

Two Women at a Window
 c. 1670
Oil on canvas
41 3/4 x 50 in (106 x 127 cm)
National Gallery of Art, Washington

Murillo, Bartolome Esteban (1617-82)
Spanish Baroque painter.
Although he is best known for his religious works, Murillo also produced a considerable number of paintings of contemporary women and children.
These lively, realist portraits of flower girls, street urchins, and beggars constitute an extensive and appealing record of the everyday life of his times.