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Claudio Coello

Coello, Claudio (klouˈdyō kōāˈlyō) [key], c.1642–1693, Spanish baroque painter. As court painter to Charles II he decorated many churches and public buildings of Madrid. His most famous work is the monumental altarpiece for the sacristy of the Escorial, filled with portraits and allegorical figures.

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