Signed! Collector's 12" Plate: Bartolome Esteban MurilloSpanishArtistChildren eating fruit/dessert with dog***ALSO INCLUDES GOLD STAND you see in picture. This is a great conversation piece. It is beautiful but I do not have space for it.MURILLO, BARTOLOMÉESTEBAN(1617–1682),Spanish painter. Orphaned at the age of ten, Murillo was adopted by a sister, who arranged his apprenticeship with Juan de Castillo (1590–1657).By 1538, he was working in Seville.Heavenly and Earthly Trinities(Stockholm, Nationalmuseum, c. 1638/1640), one of his earliest known works, incorporates characteristic features of several prominent artists, including the elegant facial types of Alonso Cano (1601–1667), the sculpturesque draperies of Francisco de Zurbarán (1598–1664), and a celestial vision in the manner of Juan de Roelas (c. 1560–1624). Murillo's first major commission was a series of eleven pictures forSan Franciscoin Seville (1645–1648).