(c.1659 - 1710)
Jean-Baptiste Medina was active/lived in Belgium, United Kingdom, Scotland. JeanBaptiste Medina is known for Portrait, figure painting.
Biography Jean-Baptiste Medina
Jean- Baptist Medina or Sir John Baptist Medina or John Baptiste de Medina (c. 1659 - October 5, 1710)
He was an artist of Flemish-Spanish origin who worked in England and Scotland, mostly as a portrait painter, though he was also the first illustrator of Paradise Lost by John Milton in 1688.
Medina was the son of a Spanish army captain posted to Brussels, where he was born and later trained by François Duchatel, before coming to London in 1686 and setting up his studio in Drury Lane. Even in London he seems to have specialized in Scottish sitters, and in either 1688-89 or 1694 he moved to Edinburgh, where he remained for the rest of his life. He was encouraged and sponsored by the Earl of Melville, wh
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