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Cristobal de Aguilar

Cristobal de Aguilar (born 18th century) was a Peruvian painter. He specialized in portraying members of Lima's nobility and the political elite of the Viceroyalty of Peru.

Aguilar was a criollo born in Lima. He began his artistic career as a portraitist of nuns, monks, and professors. In 1756, for example, he painted the portrait of the nun Maria del Espiritu Santo Matoso. He had previously created the popular posthumous image of Barnuevo Pedro de Peralta.

Appreciation for his work increased significantly, to the point that he was called before Manuel de Amat y Juniet. Aguilar painted Amat several times; his most famous image, painted in 1771, depicts Amat as the protector of the monastery of the Nazarene.

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