Juan de la Corte, a Spanish painter, was born at Madrid in 1597. He was instructed by Velazquez, and painted portraits and history, but chiefly excelled in battle-pieces and perspective views. He also painted small pictures of subjects from sacred history. He was painter to Philip III, and was continued in that situation by his successor, Philip IV. There are several of his pictures in the palace of Buen Retiro. He died at Madrid in 1660.