Murillo - detail from his Self-portrait
(1670-1672), National Gallery, London
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (Seville, Spain ca.1617 - Seville, Spain 1682) was a Spanish Baroque painter.
To learn painting, he copied works by artists including Peter Paul Rubens and Antony van Dyck.
In this way, for 3 years, Bartolomé Murillo was taught by Diego Velázquez.
Murillo mainly devoted himself to religious subjects. The Paul Getty Museum describes how "the market for Bartolomé Estebán Murillo's pictures was so large and lucrative that the king (of Spain) refused to allow their export from the country. In 1660 Murillo founded and served as president of the Seville Academy. Today, in Spain a good painting is called a Murillo." 
Inmaculada Concepción de El Escorial
(1660-1665), Museo del Prado, Madrid
The Vision of Saint Francis of Paola (c. 1670), The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California
Saint Michael Banishes the Devil to the Abyss (1665-1668), Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
La Asunción de la Virgen (1670), The Hermitage, St. Petersburg
Dolorosa (c. 1665), Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla
The Little Fruit Seller (c. 1670-1675), Alte Pinakothek, Munich
Beggar Boys Eating Grapes and Melon (c. 1645-1655), Alte Pinakothek, Munich
- ↑ Bartolomé Esteban Murillo J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles