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Juan Carreño de Miranda

Carreño de Miranda, Juan (hwän kärāˈnyō dā mēränˈdä) [key], 1614–85, Spanish baroque painter. A protégé of Velázquez, Carreño eventually succeeded his master as painter to the Spanish court. He is best known for his elegant portraits, such as that of the queen mother, Mariana (Prado). Carreño also painted numerous religious pictures and frescoes for the churches and palaces of Madrid, Segovia, and Toledo.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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