Transit of San Hermenegildo (1602-1603), detail. Alonso Vázquez (1540-1608) & his student Juan de Uceda (Spanish, 1570-1631). Museum of Fine Arts, Seville, Spain. Oil painting on canvas.
Vázquez`s style displays a mixture of Flemish and Italian elements which characterised Sevillian painting until well into the 17th century. Faithful to the principles of this late Mannerism, his painting hardly evolved.
The preparation and general composition of the painting is attributed to Vázquez, who painted the lower part in which Saint Hermengild is comforted by angels. In the upper area, it is clear that some of the angels were painted by Vázquez due to their physical features.