The Assumption of Saint Joseph
c. 1750
9-5/8" x 7-3/8"
Painting, Oil on board
Region: Potosi, Bolivia

About the Artist
(c. 1706 - c. 1762)
Gaspar Miguel de Berrio (c. 1706 - c. 1762) was a painter, representative of the American Baroque, who worked in Potosí, Viceroyalty of Peru, in Alto Perú, present-day Bolivia. He is cataloged as one of the main exponents of the School of Potosí, after Melchor Pérez de Holguín, of whom he would have been a disciple. His work combines religious themes, echoes of Spanish gloom, the use of gold leaf and the realization of landscapes of his city.