LÓPEZ Y PORTAÑA, Vicente
(b. 1772, Valencia, d. 1850, Madrid)

Portrait of Don Juan Francisco Ximénez del Rio, Archbishop of Valencia

1799-1800
Oil on canvas, 123 x 89 cm
Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao

The sitter can be identified by the inscription at the bottom of the painting. López painted two other similar portraits of the archbishop, both commissioned in 1800, one for the Real Hospital in Valencia, another for the Cathedral in Segovia. The portrait in Bilbao shows the influence of Mengs.