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JUAREZ, Luis, Mexican painter, born late in the 16th century; died about 1650. He was a contemporary of Echave (q. v.), belonged to the same school, and, although his inferior in correctness of design, excels in the softness of his brush as well as in color. One of his best pictures is an altar-piece in the church of Jesus Maria, in Mexico, representing biblical scenes, which was finished in 1621, and cost $9,000, a large amount at that time. The greater part of his paintings that are preserved are in the academy of San Carlos, notably the "Apparition of the Infant Jesus to Saint Antonio Apparition of the Virgin to St. Ildefonso, Betrothal of Saint Barbara," " Ascension of the Saviour," and "Prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane."
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