(whose name can also been written Yepes) was born in Valencia (Spain) near 1600
and died in the same city in 1674. He married Ana Heres, from a family of
landowners of Valencia (Spain).
Yepes was intimately linked with the
Corpus Christi College, one of the major Valencia's institutions.
the sister of Hiepes, was the owner of a confectionery shop, which may have inspired
him to take the products of her store as models, as it might be the case for the
Still-life of sweets and dried fruits or for the
Still-life of deserts and flowers, which, in an other
hand, are very inspired by works made in Madrid by Juan van der Hamen near the
years twenty of the seventeenth century.
Although Hiepes painted religious
paintings and landscapes, he mainly enjoyed fame and commissions from private
individuals and from ecclesiastics for his still-life, his flower bunches and
Due to the shortage of biographical data and signed works,
until a recent period he was a unsung painter and considered of second rank, but
recent research and the placing on the market of a great quantity of works (many
of them unknown and others previously attributed to Blas de Ledesma, an enigmatic
painter of Granada) have helped to correct his previous evaluation.
the works which may be attributed to Hiepes, it is necessary to move apart those
probably originally from Majorca, of a more archaic style and of a very inferior
technique and also the attractive still-life of the "Pseudo-Hiepes"
(also known as the Master of the Lombard Fruit Shop) a follower of Hiepes who
with a mise-en-scene and an artificial lighting obtains almost unreal effects.
At the top of this page, you will find two paintings of Hiepes constituting
a pair which belonged to the famous Naseiro's collection and are now at the Prado
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