[The Descalzos priest]

Pancho FierroAround the middle of the 19th century

National Library of Peru

National Library of Peru
Lima, Peru

Man in religious costume and green hooded cape. It has a foot that sticks out and where you can see the yellow shoe. In the lower part of the cape, part of the white cord that girds the waist stands out. Also, it has a floor outline around the figure.
The Descalzos are a branch of the Franciscan order. During almost the entire first century of the Republic, the Convent of the Descalzos, also known as Recoleta Franciscana, fulfilled the work of apostolic center, functioning as a college for numerous missionaries. Inscription: 'Father of the Barefoot oder Barfuslirmoch'.
It belongs to the album "1871 Praetoria" which contains 39 sheets of which 25 are watercolors and 14 are illuminated lithographs. These images are an example of the nineteenth-century production of pictorial costumbrismo in Peru, a repertoire of typical characters -in this case from the city of Lima-, composed without much context, and rather characterized by their work and clothing.


  • Title: [The Descalzos priest]
  • Creator: Francisco "Pancho" Fierro (attributed)
  • Date Created: Around the middle of the 19th century
  • Location Created: Lima, Peru
  • Physical Dimensions: 22.3 x 21 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Watercolor on paper

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