(b Colmenar de Oreja, Madrid, c. 1657; d Madrid, 1702).
Spanish painter. He trained in Madrid with José García Hidalgo and
later in the studio of Francisco Rizi. He was Riziís most frequent
collaborator in the last years of his masterís life, and he married
a godchild of Rizi. Rizi obtained for Arredondo the title of Pintor
del Rey, without salary, and on his death in 1685 Arredondo
succeeded him in that capacity. In his will Rizi named him heir and
left him sheets of drawings and his books relating to painting,
sculpture and architecture. A large part of Arredondoís activity
under Riziís direction was painting scenery for the plays staged at
El Buen Retiro, the palace on the outskirts of Madrid; he also
contributed to temporary street decorations, notably those erected
in Madrid in 1690 for the entry of Queen Mariana von Neuburg, the
second wife of Charles II. On the death of Charles II (1700),
Arredondo, Luca Giordano and Francisco Ignacio Ruíz de la Iglesia
were appointed valuers of the Kingís possessions.
Visión de Santa Gertrudis con San Agustín y la Santísima Trinidad
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