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San Martín, Julián

Julián San Martín was born in Valdelacuesta (Burgos), in 1762, but moved to the Royal Court at a very young age, entering the Royal Academy of San Fernando and eventually becoming Lieutenant Director of Sculpture in 1797. Despite his early death in 1801, he was a prolific artist who left interesting works, such as the medallion showing St Francis de Sales handing the constitutions over to Saint Jane Frances de Chantal in Madrid’s Church of La Visitación or the remarkable sculpture of Blessed Mariana de Jesús in the Church of Santiago, also in Madrid. San Martín came to Pamplona with Ventura Rodríguez and worked in the cathedral, where he fashioned an Assumption of the Virgin Mary.

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Sources:

Morales y Marín, j.l., «La escultura española del siglo XVIII» Arte español del siglo XVIII, T. XXVII, Madrid, Espasa Calpe, 1984.