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Avila, Herando de

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a Spanish painter and sculptor to Philip II, was a native of Toledo, and after the death of his-former master, Francisco Comontes, in 1565, he was appointed painter to the Cathedral of Toledo in his place. In 1568 he finished two altar - pieces for a chapel of that cathedral representing St. John: the Baptist and the Adoration of the Kings. In 1576 he designed the principal altar of the nunnery. of Santo Domingo el Antiguo at Toledo.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Avila, Herando de'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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