Juan de Juregui: Orfeo

Scope and Content

A manuscript copy of 'Orfeo', with a dedication to the Count-Duke of Olivares, and four pen-and-ink and red chalk drawings as head and tailpieces.

Administrative / Biographical History

Juan de Juregui y Aguilar (c. 1570-c. 1641), painter and poet, was born in Seville around 1570, although some sources suggest the later date of 1583, and was probably of noble birth. He studied in Rome, and became groom of the chamber to Philip IV. His poem Orfeo was printed in Madrid in 1624. Juregui died in Madrid around 1641.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Received as a bequest of Professor Edward M. Wilson, Emeritus Professor of Spanish, 1978.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, with reference to the entry on the collection in Bibliotheca Phillippica, part XVI (London, Sotheby & Co, 1976), p. 44.

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Custodial History

The volume was formerly part of the collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps, MS 2455.