Sunday, March 27, 2011

Ribera, Jusepe de

The Holy Family with Saints Anne and Catherine of Alexandria
Oil on canvas
82 1/2 x 60 3/4 in. (209.6 x 154.3 cm)
Samuel D. Lee Fund, 1934
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York

Jusepe de Ribera, probably an italianization of Josep de Ribera (1591 – 1652)
Spanish Tenebrist painter and printmaker.
He was also called by his contemporaries and early writers Lo Spagnoletto, or "the Little Spaniard".
Ribera was a leading painter of the Spanish school, although his mature work was all done in Italy.