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THE VISION OF SANTA CLARA – Bento Coelho da Silveira

Bento Coelho da Silveira (Lisbon, 1617 - Lisbon, 1708) was a Portuguese painter, and one of the most appreciated Portuguese artists of the 17th century. He was appointed royal painter to King Pedro II in 1678. His works are mostly painted in oil on canvas, an innovative material in the 17th century, due to Italian influence. Albert Haupt, in 1912, refers to his works as "mannerist and spontaneous". Considered the fa presto of the late 17th and 18th centuries, he worked for the Crown (King João IV, King Afonso VI, King Pedro II), the nobility (Meneses, Lencastres) and religious orders (Jesuits, Discalced Carmelites), Dominicans, Augustinians, Franciscans, Poor Clares, Arrábidos, Cistercians, brotherhoods and confraternities. After receiving numerous commissions, he left a vast body of work spread throughout the country and abroad.



Painted canvases for the Convent of Cardais
São Pedro de Alcântara Convent (São Pedro's Ecstasy), São Cristóvão Mother Church
Madre de Deus Church
Our Lady of Jesus Church
Church of the Incarnation
Church of Carmo Convent,
Convent of Santa Marta
Convent of Nossa Senhora do Bom Sucesso
Santo Alberto Convent
Convent Nossa Senhora da Conceição de Marvila
Church of the Convent of Paulistas
Castel Parish Church
São Roque Church
Monastery of Nossa Senhora da Quietação
São Miguel Parish Church
Ameixoeira Parish Church, Lisbon
Santo Antão Parish Church, in Évora
Espírito Santo Chapel in Santo Antão do Tojal
Santa Maria Parish Church in Loures
Santiago Parish Church, in Sesimbra
São Miguel Parish Church, in Castelo Branco
São Sebastião Parish Church, in Cernache do Bonjardim; Santa Maria de Salzedas Monastery, in Tarouca
Santa Maria de Almacave Church, in Lamego

A large part of the Lisbon churches destroyed by the 1755 earthquake had works by the artist. More than 200 works of his authorship have been identified. He painted until he died and, it is believed, used brushes made of gold, silver, and iron.


Bento Coelho da Silveira

The Vision of Santa Clara


Oil on Canvas
Oil on Canvas

280×210 cm

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