Tovar (or Tobar), Alonso Miguel de (1678-1758) by Scholes, Robert

Alonso Miguel de Tovar (or Tobar) (1678 – 1758) He was born in Higuera de la Sierra and trained in Seville under Juan Antonio Ossorio and executed numerous religious paintings. Tovar was appointed court painter in 1729, when the Spanish court moved to Seville, and he collaborated with Jean Ranc, probably painting replicas of the latter’s portraits. In 1733 he travelled with the court when it returned to Madrid, and it was there that he died.

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