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Francisco Vieira Lusitano (Francisco de Matos, called Lusitano)

 
Francisco Vieira Lusitano

17th-18th century Portuguese painter, draftsman, and etcher
(Lisbon, Portugal, 1669 - 1783, Lisbon, Portugal)

Studied in Rome with Benedetto Lutti and Francesco Trevisani where he stayed from 1713-1718. He went again to Rome, at his own expense from 1721-1728 to try to solve a complicated love relationship problem. His lover was held in a convent, so he resolved the affair by kidnapping her from the convent then returned to Portugal. He was later called by King João V to be his Court Painter.

4 objects

Venus and Adonis

ca. 1725
red chalk on paper
Bequest of the Honorable James Bowdoin III
1811.37
 

Venus and Adonis

ca. 1725
red chalk on paper
Bequest of the Honorable James Bowdoin III
1811.37.a
 

Venus and Adonis

ca. 1725
red chalk on paper
Bequest of the Honorable James Bowdoin III
1811.37.b
 

Woman and Child

1552-1574

Bequest of the Honorable James Bowdoin III
1811.35.b