CEREZO, Mateo the Younger
(b. 1637, Burgos, d. 1666, Madrid)

The Mystic Marriage of St Catherine

Oil on canvas, 207 x 163 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

After his return to Madrid around 1660, Cerezo's development was rapid as a religious painter and as one of the most appealing still-life artist of the period. These abilities are already evident in his Mystic Marriage of St Catherine, where the bright colours, sparkling textures, and harmonious composition show his precocious talent.

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