Berruguete, Pedro

Active 1470-1504

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Person Born Died Gender Person ID
Pedro Berruguete Paredes de Nava 1450ca Madrid? 1504 P1293

Instrument(s) Professional group Social status Social sphere Why is the person listed?
lute Artist Artisan Urban Artist (painter)

Years active Place active Century Region
1470-1504 Castile Urbino Toledo Avila 15cent/3/late Castilla
Biographical information

Paredes de Nava, Palencia, c1450 - Madrid (¿?), 1503-1504

From Wikipedia (, accessed 17/04/2020):
Pedro Berruguete (c. 1450 – 1504) was a Spanish painter; his art is regarded as a transitional style in Spain between gothic and Renaissance. Berruguete most famously created paintings of the first few years of the Inquisition and of religious imagery for Castilian retablos. He is considered by some as the first Renaissance painter in Spain.[1] He was the father of sculptor Alonso Berruguete, considered the most important sculptor in Renaissance Spain. Because of the fame accrued by Alonso, Pedro Berruguete is sometimes referred to as Berruguete el Viejo (or Berruguete the Older) to differentiate between the two.[2]
It is speculated that he travelled to Italy in 1480 and worked in Federico III da Montefeltro's court in Urbino, where he could have seen some works by Melozzo da Forlì. The Portrait of Federico da Montefeltro with His Son Guidobaldo (c. 1475), now at the Galleria nazionale delle Marche, has been attributed to him by some art historians but the Flemish painter Justus van Gent working in Urbino at that time is another strong candidate for the authorship of this work.[3]
He returned to Spain in 1482 and painted in several cities, such as Toledo and Ávila. His exact date of death is unknown and often approximated around the years 1503-04, but it is also speculated that he might have died in Madrid, though no real documentation has been found for this claim.[4]

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