MORALES, Luis de
(b. ca. 1520, Badajoz, d. 1586, Badajoz)

Madonna with the Child

Oil on wood, 72 x 52 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Nothing is known about the life of the painter. The Madonna with the Child was his favourite subject which he painted in several versions. He was very popular and received the nickname "El Divino". The influence of Italian Mannerism is clearly seen on his paintings, it is supposed that it arrived to the painter through Pedro de Campana, a painter of Flemish origin.