[riuh-bair-uh, ‐vair-; Spanish ree-v-rah]
  1. José de [hoh-zey duh; Spanish haw-se th e] /hoʊˈzeɪ də; Spanish hɔˈsɛ ðɛ/, Jusepe de RiberaLo 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

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

    The Patriot

    Antonio Fogazzaro

British Dictionary definitions for ribera


  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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