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San Juan Bautista en Orla de Flores (private collection)
Francisco Camilo (Madrid 1610-Madrid 1671) was a Spanish painter, the son of an Italian immigrant who had settled in Madrid. When his father died, his mother remarried, and Camilo became the stepson of the painter Pedro de las Cuevas.
De las Cuevas brought Camilo up as his own son, teaching him to paint. At the age of 18, Camilo was asked to paint for the high altar of the Jesuits' house at Madrid an image representing St. Francis Borgia (which was afterwards removed to make way for an altarpiece in plastic).
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Pérez Sánchez, Alonso E., Baroque Paintings in Spain, 1600-1750 (Pintura Barroca en España, 1600-1750). Ed. Cátedra, Madrid (2009), 5th ed., ISBN978-84-376-0994-2
Various authors, Prefiguración Del Museu Nacional D'Art de Catalunya, Ed. Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (1992) ISBN9788480430043
Tabar Anitua, Fernando, "New attributions to Francisco Camilo and Francisco Herranz" ("Nuevas atribuciones a Francisco Camilo y Francisco Herranz, seguidor segoviano"), Spanish Arts Archive, Vol. 66, no. 263, 1993, p. 291-296.