- Also known as
primary name: Pereda, Antonio
other name: Pereda y Salgado, Antonio
- individual; painter/draughtsman; Spanish; Male
- Life dates
- Painter, born Valladolid. Upon the death of his father, a modest painter, sent to Madrid to study under Pedro de las Cuevas. His early skill attracted the attention of powerful patrons including Giovanni Battista Crescenzi, whose influence brought Pereda to the notice of the crown, gaining him the commission to participate in the decoration of the Buen Retiro Palace. After the death of Crescenzi left him less poised to receive royal commissions, the artist instead focused on religious works and still lifes, such as 'Saint Albert of Siciliy' (c. 1670, Museo del Prado, Madrid) and the 'Allegory of Vanitas' (c. 1634, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna). Notably maintained a large library and a collection of drawings, prints, and sculpture. Died Madrid.
- A. Palomino, 'Lives of the Eminent Spanish Painters and Sculptors', Cambridge 1987 (trans. Nina Ayala Mallory), pp.205-8.
D. Angulo Iñiguez and A. E. Pérez Sánchez, 'Pintura madrileña del segundo tercio del siglo XVII' Madrid, 1983, pp. 138-239.
A. E. Pérez Sánchez, 'D. Antonio de Pereda y la pintura madrileña de su tiempo' exh. cat., 1978-79.