November 7, 2016
Francisco Zurbaran (Attr.) (1598-1664), Saint Elizabeth, 17th century, oil on canvas, 29 13/16 x 23 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, gift of A.J. and Douglas S. DeSure, 1973.
Spanish painter Francisco Zurbaran was born on this day in 1598. He was known for his very expressive and dramatic paintings, and was sometimes called the Spanish Caravaggio.