St. Thomas of Villanova O.S.A. (1488–1555) was a Spanish friar of the Order of Saint Augustine who was a noted preacher, ascetic and religious writer of his day. He became an archbishop who was famous for the extent of his care for the poor of his see. Feastday, September 22
"INMACULADA DE LOS VENERABLES" PINTADA POR MURILLO EN 1678. ÉSTE PERTENECE AL BARROCO ESPAÑOL Y DENTRO DE ÉSTE A LA ESCUELA ANDALUZA. EN ESTA ÉPOCA EL TEMA PRINCIPAL ES EL RELIGIOSO. TAMBIÉN SE DABA EL TENEBRISMO AUNQUE ESTE AUTOR EN LOS ÚLTIMOS AÑOS DE PINTURA, SE HACE MÁS COLORISTA.