Pedro Alexandrino de Carvalho (1729-1810) was the most productive painter active in Lisbon in the decades that marked the reconstruction of the capital after the great earthquake. His career as a painter gained notoriety from 1780 onwards, unfolding in multiple commissions.
A quick and tireless worker, he was responsible for the execution of many paintings of ceilings and altarpieces for churches in Lisbon and other locations, having also worked on the decoration of several palaces.
His graphic work, of which we find some of the best examples here, allows us to get to know one of the most successful Portuguese artists of the late Baroque generation. Less known than some of his contemporaries who benefited from a foreign education, he surpassed them, however, in his very own compositional schemes, due to the freedom and dynamism of his compositions.