The copies by Miguel Manrique and Western Mediterranean commercial networks
De Wael, Cornelis
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The Flemish painter Miguel Manrique (Marche-en-Famenne [?], ca. 1610/12- Malaga, 1647), known as Michele Fiammingo in Genoa, developed his career in Italy and in Spain. Some authors affirmed that he was trained by Rubens in Antwerp. At the end of his life he established himself in the city of Malaga, where he combined his profession as a painter with activities as a merchant and a moneylender. The little is known about his work in Spain let suppose that he dedicated a part of his artistic activity there to the production of copies after Rubens' models. This paper analyses this little known production and link it with other copies made by other local artists after Baroque Flemish masters, and it does discuss an eventual local production of copies in Malaga in concurrence or in collaboration with the art dealing houses in Antwerp within the Spanish art market.
Eduardo Lamas, 'The copies by Miguel Manrique and Western Mediterranean commercial networks', in: Copies of Flemish Masters in the Hispanic World (1500-1700) : "Flandes" by Substitution, ed. by E. Lamas & D. García Cueto (Turnhout, 2021): pp. 233-241