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1614, Mar 251685, Oct 3
a Spanish painter of the Baroque period. He trained in Madrid during the late 1620s as an apprentice to Pedro de las Cuevas and Bartolomé Román. In 1658 Carreño was hired as an assistant on a royal commission to paint frescoes in the Alcázar of Madrid; later destroyed in a fire in 1734. In 1671, upon the death of Sebastian de Herrera, he was appointed court painter to the queen (pintor de cámara) and began to paint primarily portraits.
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