ALMONACID, Sebastián de
(b. ca. 1460, Torrijos, d. 1526, ?)


Spanish sculptor also known as El Maestro Sebastián (Sebastián de Toledo). He was born in Torrijos, although his name suggests that he was a native of Almonacid. He is one of the artists belonging to the group of Torrijos, formed in the workshop of Egas Cueman, including Antón Egas, Enrique Egas, Juan Guas and Alonso de Covarrubias, all related in Torrijos in one way or another. He was active mainly in Castile, in Guadalajara, Segovia and Toledo where he often worked alongside Juan Guas.

He contributed to the main reredos at Toledo Cathedral, but his work is principally in the field of funerary sculpture. His sculptures include the tomb of Martin Vázquez in the Cathedral of Sigüenza and the double tomb of the Constable Alvaro de Luna and his wife in the Cathedral of Toledo.