Fray Miguel de Herrera, 1729 - 1780

Fray Miguel de Herrera was an Augustinian monk and was very productive artist in Mexico during the 18th century. His earliest known painting is dated 1725 and is currently at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He painted both portraits, such as one of his best known paintings entitled Maria Josefa de Aldaco y Fragoaga (1746) and religious paintings such as Saint Michael which is in the Museum of the Cathedral of Mexico.