Domingo Antonio de Andrade

Category: Architect and sculptor
Birth Date: In 1639 (†12th November 1712)
Birth Place: Cee (A Coruña)

He was the most important figure of the Galician baroque in the second half of the 17th century. He studied Art in Santiago de Compostela.

 Work & Activities

In 1681, he started a baldachin for the altar of the Christ chapel at Ourense's Cathedral. That same year he made an altarpiece for the chancel of St María La Nova Church in Lugo. He began to work in the tabernacle of Santiago's cathedral in 1662 under the direction of José de la Vega y Verdugo, who he succeeded in 1676. He also carried out the altars at St Clara and St Domingo Convents. The Clock Tower at Santiago's Cathedral was his most important work, which also served as a moder of other Galician ecclesiastic towers. Some of his works were finished by Casas y Novoa such as 'Capilla del Pilar' at Santiago's cathedral and 'Casa de la Conga'. These are his most important civil works: 'Casa de las Pomas', 'Casa de la Parra', 'Casa de la Conga', the Hostelry of Fonseca Hall of Residence and 'Casa de la Carnicería'. He also sculpted two sepulchres in the 'Obra Pía' (Melide - A Coruña): one of them is a sepulchre of Mateo Segado Bugucero, archbishop of Mexico and the other one of Antonio Varela de Segade. He designed the vestry and the chapter house of Lugo's cathedral.