Reprinted from 11 DECEMBER, 2007
M-J de Mesterton
Fray Juan Bautista Maino: Adoration of the Magi
This is a page from my old childhood book. Click on photo to enlarge image.
Fray Juan Bautista Maino was born in Toledo, Spain in 1569, and died in 1649.
He was a Dominican brother, was befriended by the Court Painter Diego Velásquez, and was a tutor to the Infant Philip, who became Philip IV of Spain.
This painting was originally part of an altar-piece, and is now hanging in El Museo del Prado, Madrid.
©M-J de Mesterton 2007