This is Juan del Castillo

By Gwylym Owen

Juan del Castillo (c. 1590 – c. 1657) was a Spanish Baroque painter. Many of his paintings became well-known during his epoch due to his pupil, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo.

Del Castillo was the youngest brother of the painter Agustín. Both were trained in painting by Luis Fernández in Seville. Afterwards he painted religious frescoes and oil paintings as regards Seville, and then in Granada and Cádiz.

Amongst his students were his brother-in-law Alonso Cano and his nephew Antonio, as with ease as Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Pedro de Moya, Andro de Medina and Juan de Valdés Leal. His feat was influenced by Venetian style.

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