Christopher of Torres
1573 - 1654
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A brief biography.
Christopher of Torres, 1573-1654) (Cristóbal de Torres). Spanish Dominican, was chaplain and preacher at the court of King Philip IV and appointed Archbishop of Santa Fé de Bogotá in Colombia in 1634.
He founded the Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario in Bogotá, 1653.
Haut-relief (1654) on the front of the Capilla del Rosario of the Colegio
Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Bogotá with Maria, Saint Dominic,
Thomas Aquinas, Catherine of Siena and Christopher of Torres, O.P.
or the Dominican Pope Pius V, by an unknown artist.
Colombia 1938, Mi 390, Sc 458.
Front of the Capilla del Rosario in Bogotá.
On the relief de Torres or Pius V.
Colombia 1954, Mi 716, Sc C267.
The cloister with the statue of Cristopher of Torres,
and his face at the left side.
Colombia 1954, Mi 707, Bl 8, 9, Sc C266.
On the stamp the famous rector of the Colegio Mayor
de Nuestra Señora del Rosario in Bogotá, R.M.Carrasquilla
(+1930). On the background the Capilla del Rosario in Bogotá.
Colombia 1959, Mi 874, Sc C334.
Christopher of Torres, founder of the Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora
del Rosario in Bogotá (1635), after a painting by the Spanish artist Caspar
de Figueira, 17th century.
Colombia 1954, Mi 718, Sc C264.
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