ALCIBAR, José de
(b. 1725/30, Mexico, d. 1803, Mexico)

Portrait of María Anna Josefa Taking Vow

Oil on canvas, 103,5 x 83,5 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

Alcibar was a famous painter in Mexico in the viceregal period. He painted murals in many cathedrals, and painted portraits of nuns. In 18th-century Mexico hundreds of portraits were produced on the occasion of taking vow of chastity of young girls going to a convent. This painting representing a 16 years old girl belongs to this series.