Don Juan Gaspar Enriquez de Cabrera

Known as the Admiral of Castile and the Duke of Medina de Rioseco, Don Juan Gaspar Enriquez de Cabrera was born in Madrid, Spain, on July 10, 1625 to a well-known noble family which was struggling financially. He was a lover of poetry, painting, and sculpture and tried to stay distant from politics. He became the owner of St Peter Enthroned, Adored by Alexander VI and Jacopo Pesaro after he bought it from the domestic servant, Thomas Bagley. This work by Titian remained in the care of Don Juan until 1691, when he donated the canvas to the Convent of San Pascual in Madrid. (NB)