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Ribera

[riuh-bair-uh, ‐vair-; Spanish ree-v-rah] /rɪəˈbɛər ə, ‐ˈvɛər-; Spanish riˈv rɑ/
noun
1.
José de [hoh-zey duh;; Spanish haw-se th e] /hoʊˈzeɪ də;; Spanish hɔˈsɛ ðɛ/ (Show IPA), (Jusepe de Ribera"Lo Spagnoletto") 1588–1652, Spanish printmaker and painter active in Naples.
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  • Ribera was fond of depicting just such odious and frightful subjects.

    Over the Teacups Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • My father was the Corporal Luco, whom you have seen so devoted to the Ribera family.

    The Bee Hunters Gustave Aimard
  • Ribera's character is charged like a thunder-cloud with dramatic elements.

  • This latter town was the birthplace of Ribera, and, as some say, of Alexander Borgia.

    Southern Spain A.F. Calvert
  • He had, soon afterwards, married the sister of the civil-engineer Ribera.

    The Patriot

    Antonio Fogazzaro
  • "Well," said Ribera, extending his hand, for embraces were little to his taste.

    The Patriot

    Antonio Fogazzaro
  • Does Engineer Ribera spend much money on this Maironi family?

    The Patriot

    Antonio Fogazzaro
  • She expected he would speak about Engineer Ribera and the search.

    The Patriot

    Antonio Fogazzaro
  • Do the Spanish painters of to-day derive only from Goya and Ribera?

    Spanish Highways and Byways Katharine Lee Bates
British Dictionary definitions for Ribera

Ribera

/Spanish riˈβera/
noun
1.
José de (xoˈse de) also called Jusepe de Ribera, Italian nickname Lo Spagnoletto (The Little Spaniard). 1591–1652, Spanish artist, living in Italy. His religious pictures often dwell on horrible suffering, presented in realistic detail
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