José Gil de Castro

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A portrait of Simon Bolivar painted in Lima in 1825 by José Gil de Castro

José Gil de Castro (1785–1841) was an Afro-Peruvian painter celebrated for his meticulous portraits of Peru's heroes.[1]


  1. ^ Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience by Anthony Appiah, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Henry Louis Gates.his portrait shows lots of his consentration to his artworks.also you could tell that his enjoyment runs far.this peruvian artist look like he has history to pass. you could also see in his portrait his straight posture to show elegence. his sword swings to his left showing fierce to his portrait.Page 339

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