ÁNGEL, Pedro
(active 1583-1617 in Toledo)

Jerónimo de Cevallos

Engraving, 135 x 215 mm
Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid

Jerónimo de Cevallos was born in the town of Escalona, near Toledo, in 1562. He studied law at Salamanca University and in about 1600 settled in Toledo to practise as a lawyer. He became a member of the city council in 1605 and following his wife's death, a priest. He acquired fame for his writings on legal questions. He died in 1644.

In this engraving he is represented holding a book inscribed 'Communes contra communes', referring to his publications on institutional jurisprudence.