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Fernando de Castro Museum House

Pentecost

Francisco de Campos (Flandres, ? – Évora, 1580)

16th century

Oil on wood

Inventory sheet

Initially thought to be by the Mannerist painter, Gaspar Dias, this painting was definitively attributed by José Alberto Seabra Carvalho, in 2004, to his contemporary Francisco de Campos. This master, of Dutch origin, followed an artistic career that was only known through his works in Portugal.

The large, wide-format oak panel, composed of eight vertical elements, has signs of having been only slightly cut on the left side of the composition. The pictorial surface has burn marks on the lower third, suggesting that the work must not have been set very high place on the altarpiece.