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Gregorio Fernández

  • Gregorio Fernández © J. Bedmar/Iberfoto

    Gregorio Fernández © J. Bedmar/Iberfoto






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" Sculptor and creator of religious images. He is considered to be the greatest representative of the Castilian School."

He was born in Sarria, Lugo in 1576 and his first known work dates from 1605, when he was already a master and had his own workshop. He may have been in the workshops of Adrián Álvarez and the Velázquez earlier. From 1605, he was accredited as a grand master and made most of the commissions for the northern half of Castile. His work shows the influence of Berrugete and Juan de Juni, as well as the models of the Italian, Pompeo Leoni, although he developed his own style, characterised by realism. His figures are very lifelike and the faces and hands are highly expressive. He died in Valladolid in 1636.

Essential works

  • 'I'm thirsty' © Ministerio de Cultura

    I'm thirsty

    This is the first known religious image created by the artist, and highlights his great creative talents. This can be seen in the anatomical treatment, the expressiveness and the dynamic but harmonious gesture of each figure.

    National Sculpture Museum (Valladolid)

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  • Gregorio Fernández, Immaculate Conception, 1630. Zamora Diocesan Museum © José Ángel Rivera de las Heras. Zamora Diocesan Museum

    Immaculate Conception

    This image follows the iconographic model that sculptor Gregorio Fernández established in the Convent of San Francisco in Valladolid and in the Portuguese Cathedral in Miranda do Douro.

    Zamora Diocesan Museum (Zamora)

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  • 'Recumbent Christ' © Ministerio de Cultura

    Recumbent Christ

    The sculpture combines careful sculpting, polychrome hairpieces, in an effort to achieve a realistic image.

    National Sculpture Museum (Valladolid)

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Other highlighted works

  • Cristo del Consuelo
  • Ecce Homo

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