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Herrera, Francesco (circa 1576-1656), a Spanish painter of the Seville school, known as "El Viejo." to distinguish him from a son, also a painter of some note, and the founder of a new and powerful school of painting. Among his best works are The Last Judgment and a Holy Family, both in churches in Seville. He also adorned the dome of St. Bonaventura with fresco, and was renowned as a painter of common life and for bronze-work, statuary, and architecture. Some of his best works are in the Louvre.