Portrait of Tomás de Almeida, the first Patriarch of Lisbon
Giorgio Domenico Duprà (Turin, 1689 – Turin, 1770)
Oil on canvas
242,5 x 44 cm
Tomás de Almeida (1670-1754), magnificently portrayed in this painting attributed to Giorgio Domenico Duprà, became famous, above all, for being the first holder of the post of Patriarch of Lisbon. The ninth son of the second Count of Avintes, D. Tomás was born in Lisboa, in 1670, having had a remarkable career in the royal civil service, as well as holding important ecclesiastical positions.
He was appointed Bishop of Lamego in 1706 (receiving episcopal ordination in 1707) and Bishop of Porto in 1709. He was then appoi See more