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CABRERA, Miguel, artist, born in Oaxaca, Mexico; died there about 1730. Little is known of him, but his works are found in the churches and convents of Puebla and Mexico. He was a Zapotec Indian, and was patronized by Salinas, archbishop of Mexico. There is a fine head of St. Peter by him in the church of San Hipdlito, and a very large canvas in the Mexican cathedral. His masterpieces in the sacristy of the church of Tasco depict the whole life of the Virgin, the scene of the nativity being considered particularly fine. Count Beltrani, an artist and critic of distinction, says that his works are the wonders of America. He considers that the life of St. Dominick, painted in the Dominican convent, and the life of St. Ignatius, in the cloister of La Profesa, are equal to those
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