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Lithographer, Water colorist, b. 1826 - d. 1889

Casimiro Castro (24 April 1826 Tepetlaoxtoc – 8 January 1889 Mexico City), was a Mexican painter and lithographer, and is regarded as having been a leading graphic and landscape artist in nineteenth century Mexico.

Casimiro, son of Cristóval Castro and Mariana Feliciana Blancas, was born shortly after Mexico acquired its independence and experienced a period of political and social upheaval marked by wars, foreign invasions and conflicts. His work is a graphic documentation of this important phase in the history of Mexico. Casimiro studied at the Academy of San Carlos in Mexico City under the Italian-born artist Pietro Gualdi, and was also influenced by Claudio Linati Prevost, who introduced lithography to Mexico. Castro's first lithographs appeared in religious and literary publications such as "The Mexican Museum" in 1843 and "El Gallo Pythagorean" 1845. In 1849 he produced illustrations for the memorial service of the hero of Mexican independence, Agustín de Iturbide.

His most important project was México y Sus Alrededores (Mexico and its Environs), published in Mexico in 1855, which included 42 plates of Mexico City and surroundings, with contributions from J. Campillo.[2] The plates included aerial views drawn from balloons and rooftops.[3] The work was given to Maximilian I of Mexico, as he prepared to become emperor of Mexico.[4]

Castro's work records the changes in fashions in Mexico from republican austerity through the Industrial Revolution. According to Roberto Mayer in his "Nacimiento y Desarrollo del Album Mexico y Sus Alrededores", this book did not appear in true editions, and copies were printed when the market demanded. It was published in Mexico by 'Imprenta Lithographica de Decaen' in 1864.[5]

Casimiro Castro and Sigogne produced the "Album del Ferrocarril Mexicano, Colección de Vistas Pintadas del Natural (Mexican Railroad Album)" containing 25 chromolithographic plates, with Antonio García Cubas writing the text. The work was intended to commemorate the inauguration of the first railway line that ran from the Gulf coast port of Veracruz to Mexico City. It depicted views and surrounding landscapes along the route of the railway, and was published in 1877 by Víctor Debray.[6]

After his trip to Europe, Castro made prints of locations in Italy and Spain. He produced architectural drawings and prints of Mexican towns and interior designs, as well as posters for fairs and fashion houses, many of these showing art nouveau trends.[7]

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        • Castro Casimiro, Mexico y sus Alrededores. Coleccion de Vistas Trajes y Monumentos. Mexico: Establecimiento Lithografico de Decaen, 1855 y 1856 (i.e. 1862).
          Oct. 04, 2023

          Castro Casimiro, Mexico y sus Alrededores. Coleccion de Vistas Trajes y Monumentos. Mexico: Establecimiento Lithografico de Decaen, 1855 y 1856 (i.e. 1862).

          Est: €800 - €1,600

          In folio (mm 445x310). Include 1 frontespizio inciso e 45 incisioni a colori e in bianco e nero su 41 carte. Tavole corredate da velina protettiva, copia con fioriture diffuse. Legatura editoriale originale in piena percallina decorata a secco. Al piatto anteriore impressi in oro il titolo e la data 1862. Mancanze a cuffie, dorso e unghiature. (1)

          Gonnelli Casa d'Aste
        • CASIMIRO CASTRO (1826 - 1889) Two lithographs of Mexico and its surroundings
          May. 31, 2023

          CASIMIRO CASTRO (1826 - 1889) Two lithographs of Mexico and its surroundings

          Est: €125 - €175

          CASIMIRO CASTRO (Tepetlaoxtoc, 1826 - México City, 1889) Two lithographs of Mexico and its surroundings 27 x 36 cm 125 - 175 €

          Bayeu Subastas
        • CASIMIRO CASTRO: "MEXICO Y SUS ALREDEDORES" PORTFOLIO
          Oct. 06, 2022

          CASIMIRO CASTRO: "MEXICO Y SUS ALREDEDORES" PORTFOLIO

          Est: $300 - $400

          comprising eight lithographs; the first: "Trajes Mexicanos (10 3/4 x 14 inches sight; 18 1/2 x 22 1/4 inches frame); the second: "La Calle de Roldan"; the third: "Trajes Mexicanos un Fandango"; the fourth: "Ataque de Una Diligencia"; the fifth: "Camino de Tacubaya a Chapultepec"; the sixth: "La Plazuela de Guardiola"; the seventh: "Trajes Mexicanos"; the eighth: "El Mercado de Iturbide"; each:12 1/4 x 17 inches sheet; Condition: the first framed, the others unframed

          Abell Auction
        • Casimiro Castro, La Ciudad de México Tomada en Globo, ca. 1855-1857
          Nov. 06, 2021

          Casimiro Castro, La Ciudad de México Tomada en Globo, ca. 1855-1857

          Est: $4,000 - $8,000

          Casimiro Castro (Mexican, 1826 - 1889) La Ciudad de México Tomada en Globo [The City of Mexico Taken from a Balloon] duotone lithograph Mexico City: Establecimiento Litografico de Decaen, Portal del Coliseo Viejo, 1855 y 1857 From México y sus alrededores: Coleccionde monumentos, trajes y paisajes

          Santa Fe Art Auction
        • Castro, Casimiro: Album del Ferrocarril Mexicano
          Oct. 12, 2021

          Castro, Casimiro: Album del Ferrocarril Mexicano

          Est: €3,000 - €4,500

          Castro, Casimiro. Album del Ferrocarril Mexicano, colección de vistas pintadas del natural [und:] Album du chemin de fer Mexicain. 2 Ausgaben in 1 Bd. 2 Bl., 56 S.; 1 Bl., 18 S. Mit chromolithographischem Titel, 24 chromolithographischen Tafeln und doppelblattgroßer chromolithographischer Karte. 34 x 47 cm. Rotes Maroquin d. Z. reicher Gold- und Blindprägung auf dem Vorderdeckel. Mexiko, Victor Debray, 1877. -- Palau 48628. – Erste Ausgabe. Sehr schöne Ansichten der mexikanischen Eisenbahn mit Beschreibung der Reiserouten. Spanisch-englischer Paralleltext. Im zweiten Teil die französische Übersetzung. Die Tafeln zeigen Eisenbahnbrücken und Bahnhöfe, zumeist mit figürlicher Staffage, ferner prachtvolle Stadt- und Landschaftsansichten von der Zugstrecke, darunter Veracruz, Cordoba, Orizaba, Humantla, Puebla etc. "In 1877, shortly after the opening of the railway, Castro illustrated the Album del ferrocarril mexicano (Mexico City; copies in Mexico City, Mus. Ciudad) with a series of colour lithographs. They reveal a highly developed cartographic sense; some appear to have influenced Joé Maria Velasco in the composition of landscapes in which the railway appears, for example the Volcano Citlalt petl" (1891; Mexico City, Mus. N. A.). – Minimal gebräunt, gering braunfleckig, sonst sehr sauber und wohlerhalten.

          Galerie Bassenge
        • Toma de la Torre de Malakoff, 8 de Septiembre de 1855. - MEXICO -
          Oct. 26, 2019

          Toma de la Torre de Malakoff, 8 de Septiembre de 1855. - MEXICO -

          Est: $300 - $600

          México: Imprenta Litog. de Decaen, ca. 1858. Lithograph on sepia, 27.5 cm x 42.2 cm. Damp stain in the upper left corner. Some foxing. Lithograph by Casimiro Castro based on an original painting by the French artist, Joseph Louis Hippolyte Bellangé. It shows a scene from the battle of Malakoff, during the Crimean War. It represents the exact moment when the French troops, led by Pierre Bosquet, defeat the Russian army and take the tower of Malakoff or Malajov. Said French victory, determined the end of the siege of the City of Sevastopol.

          Springlake Auctions
        • Dresses Of Mexican - Trajes Mexicanos - Costumes Méxicains - CASIMIRO CASTRO - MEXICO -
          Oct. 26, 2019

          Dresses Of Mexican - Trajes Mexicanos - Costumes Méxicains - CASIMIRO CASTRO - MEXICO -

          Est: $200 - $400

          México, Decaen Editor., [Ca,.1855-1865] Original lithograph, from the monumental work: “México Y Sus Alrededores”. Litograph 23cmx32cm. Paper: 35cmx53cm. Light foxing. Tape remnants on the margins, on verso.

          Springlake Auctions
        • Mexican Dresses - Trajes Mexicanos. Soldados Del Sur - Costumes Mexicains - CASIMIRO CASTRO - MEXICO -
          Oct. 26, 2019

          Mexican Dresses - Trajes Mexicanos. Soldados Del Sur - Costumes Mexicains - CASIMIRO CASTRO - MEXICO -

          Est: $200 - $400

          México, Decaen Editor., [Ca,.1855-1865] Original lithograph, from the monumental work: “México Y Sus Alrededores”. Litograph 23cmx32cm. Paper: 35cmx53cm. Light foxing. Tape remnants on the margins, on verso.

          Springlake Auctions
        • Dresses Of Mexican - Trajes Mexicanos - Costumes Méxicains - CASIMIRO CASTRO - MEXICO -
          Oct. 26, 2019

          Dresses Of Mexican - Trajes Mexicanos - Costumes Méxicains - CASIMIRO CASTRO - MEXICO -

          Est: $200 - $400

          México, Decaen Editor., [Ca,.1855-1865] Original lithograph, from the monumental work: “México Y Sus Alrededores”. Litograph 23cmx32cm. Paper: 35cmx53cm. Light foxing. Small paper loss on the left margin.

          Springlake Auctions
        • View Of The Valley Of México, Taken From The Heights Of Chapultepec - CASIMIRO CASTRO -El Valle De México Tomado Desde Las Alturas De Chapultepec - La Valleé De México Prise Des Hauteurs De Chapultepec
          Oct. 26, 2019

          View Of The Valley Of México, Taken From The Heights Of Chapultepec - CASIMIRO CASTRO -El Valle De México Tomado Desde Las Alturas De Chapultepec - La Valleé De México Prise Des Hauteurs De Chapultepec

          Est: $200 - $400

          México, Decaen Editor., [Ca,.1855-1865] Original lithograph, from the monumental work: “México Y Sus Alrededores”. Litograph 23cmx32cm. Paper: 35cmx53cm. Light foxing. Tape remnants on the margins, on verso.

          Springlake Auctions
        • The Bucareli Promenade - Paseo De Bucareli - Promenade De Bucareli - CASIMIRO CASTRO - MEXICO -
          Oct. 26, 2019

          The Bucareli Promenade - Paseo De Bucareli - Promenade De Bucareli - CASIMIRO CASTRO - MEXICO -

          Est: $200 - $400

          México, Decaen Editor., [Ca,.1855-1865] Original lithograph, from the monumental work: “México Y Sus Alrededores”. Litograph 23cmx32cm. Paper: 35cmx53cm. Light foxing. Tape remnants on the margins, on verso.

          Springlake Auctions
        • Roldan Street - La Calle Roldan - La Rue De Roldan - CASIMIRO CASTRO -
          Oct. 26, 2019

          Roldan Street - La Calle Roldan - La Rue De Roldan - CASIMIRO CASTRO -

          Est: $200 - $400

          México, Decaen Editor., [Ca,.1855-1865] Original lithograph, from the monumental work: “México Y Sus Alrededores”. Litograph 23cmx32cm. Paper: 35cmx53cm. Light foxing. Tape remnants on the margins, on verso.

          Springlake Auctions
        • The Viga Promenade - El Paseo De La Viga - La Promenade De La Viga - CASIMIRO CASTRO - MEXICO -
          Oct. 26, 2019

          The Viga Promenade - El Paseo De La Viga - La Promenade De La Viga - CASIMIRO CASTRO - MEXICO -

          Est: $200 - $400

          México, Decaen Editor., [Ca,.1855-1865] Original lithograph, from the monumental work: “México Y Sus Alrededores”. Litograph 23cmx32cm. Paper: 35cmx53cm. Light foxing. Tape remnants on the margins, on verso.

          Springlake Auctions
        • Mid-19th C. Chromolithograph - Mexico y Sus Alrededores
          May. 24, 2018

          Mid-19th C. Chromolithograph - Mexico y Sus Alrededores

          Est: $400 - $600

          Casimiro Castro (Mexican, 1826-1889), an illustrated title page for "Mexico y Sus Alrededores. Vistas, Trajes y Monumentos" (Mexico and Its Surroundings, Views, Costumes, and Monuments), issued between 1855 and 1869, V. Debray, editor. A stunning chromolithograph that served as the title page for a rare book about Mexico during the golden era of pictorial travel books that provided documentary descriptions of the great civilizations of Mesoamerica. This chromolithograph (different from the colored lithographs within the volume) was attained via a special process using anywhere from eight to forty stones, one for each color. The chromist was someone who specialized in analyzing the piece and breaking down the colors necessary to recreate a painting in ink. Note the lustrous gold tones of the background and the word "Mexico", the rich green cacti and pink blossoms, the many details as well as the subtle modeling evident in the figures, flora, and sculpture. Size: sheet measures 10.25" W x 13.875" H (26 cm x 35.2 cm); 16" W x 19.75" H (40.6 cm x 50.2 cm) with mat Casimiro Castro was a Mexican artist who was revered for his landscapes in nineteenth century Mexico. He studied at the Academy of San Carlos in Mexico City, under the tutelage of Italian-born Pietro Gualdi. "Mexico y Sus Alrededores" was his most significant project. It included 42 plates depicting Mexico City and its surroundings, the people and their beautiful attire, the decorative architectural facades, and the impressive monuments - 31 by Castro and some by Juan Campillo. Most emphasis was placed upon the images as opposed to descriptive text. The handsome volume was given to Maximilian Hapsburg, as he was preparing to become emperor of Mexico. Provenance: private Lucille Lucas collection, Crested Butte, Colorado, USA All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #134113

          Artemis Gallery
        • Casimiro Castro (1828-1889) 1st ed. Lithograph
          Dec. 03, 2017

          Casimiro Castro (1828-1889) 1st ed. Lithograph

          Est: $400 - $600

          Lithograph 1st version by Casimoro Castro Mexican painter/lithographer. Albu: Mexico y sus Alredores, "El Pueblo de lxtacalco"

          California Auctioneers
        • Casimiro Castro (1828-1889) 1st ed. Lithograph
          Jun. 18, 2017

          Casimiro Castro (1828-1889) 1st ed. Lithograph

          Est: $500 - $700

          Lithograph 1st version by Casimoro Castro Mexican painter/lithographer. Albu: Mexico y sus Alredores, "El Pueblo de lxtacalco"

          California Auctioneers
        • CASIMIRO CASTRO (MÉXICO, 1826 – 1889) ESTACIÓN DE PUEBLA (“MÉXICO Y SUS ALREDEDORES”). Litografía coloreada. Edición del siglo XIX.
          Sep. 08, 2015

          CASIMIRO CASTRO (MÉXICO, 1826 – 1889) ESTACIÓN DE PUEBLA (“MÉXICO Y SUS ALREDEDORES”). Litografía coloreada. Edición del siglo XIX.

          Est: $4,000 - $6,000

          CASIMIRO CASTRO (MÉXICO, 1826 – 1889) ESTACIÓN DE PUEBLA (DE LA SERIE 'MÉXICO Y SUS ALREDEDORES'). Litografía coloreada. Edición del siglo XIX. Detalles de conservación. Dimensiones: 23.5 x 33.5 cm

          Morton Subastas
        • CASIMIRO CASTRO (MÉXICO, 1826 – 1889) ESTACIÓN DE PUEBLA (DE LA SERIE “MÉXICO Y SUS ALREDEDORES”). Litografía coloreada. Siglo XIX.
          Sep. 11, 2014

          CASIMIRO CASTRO (MÉXICO, 1826 – 1889) ESTACIÓN DE PUEBLA (DE LA SERIE “MÉXICO Y SUS ALREDEDORES”). Litografía coloreada. Siglo XIX.

          Est: $5,000 - $8,000

          CASIMIRO CASTRO (MÉXICO, 1826 – 1889) ESTACIÓN DE PUEBLA (DE LA SERIE 'MÉXICO Y SUS ALREDEDORES'). Litografía coloreada. Edición del siglo XIX. Detalles de conservación. Dimensiones: 23.5 x 33.5 cm

          Morton Subastas
        • Egerton, D.T. / Castro, Casimiro / Phillips, John. México 1840 / México y sus Alrededores / México Ilustrado 1848. Piezas: 3.
          Jul. 30, 2014

          Egerton, D.T. / Castro, Casimiro / Phillips, John. México 1840 / México y sus Alrededores / México Ilustrado 1848. Piezas: 3.

          Est: $6,000 - $8,000

          Egerton, D.T. / Castro, Casimiro / Phillips, John. México 1840 / México y sus Alrededores / México Ilustrado 1848. a) Egerton, D.T. México 1840. México: Editorial Central de Publicaciones, S.A. Misrachi, sin año. fo. marquilla, 6 láminas a color. b) Castro, Casimiro. México y sus Alrededores. México: Seguros de México, sin año. 4o. marquilla, 22 láminas a color. Edición facsimilar. En carpeta. c) Phillips, John. México Ilustrado 1848. México: Editorial del Valle de México, 1990. fo. marquilla apaisado, 24 láminas. Con textos descriptivos en inglés y español. El ejemplar No. 1 de la primera edición fué dedicado y remitido a su Real Majestad Isabel II Reina de Inglaterra. Faltan dos láminas. En carpeta de piel. Total de piezas: 3.

          Morton Subastas
        • Castro, Casimiro / Egerton, D. J. El Ferrocarril Mexicano 1877 / Egerton en México 1830-1842. Piezas: 2.
          Jul. 30, 2014

          Castro, Casimiro / Egerton, D. J. El Ferrocarril Mexicano 1877 / Egerton en México 1830-1842. Piezas: 2.

          Est: $4,000 - $5,000

          Castro, Casimiro / Egerton, D. J. El Ferrocarril Mexicano 1877 / Egerton en México 1830-1842. a) Castro, Casimiro. El Ferrocarril Mexicano 1877. México: Carton y Papel de México, 1977. fo. marquilla, 112 p. Edición de 2500 ejemplares numerados, siendo este el número 1693. Encuadernado en pasta dura, en piel. b) Egerton, D. J. Egerton en México 1830-1842. México: Carton y Papel de México, 1976. fo. marquilla, 77 p. Reproducción de la edición del autor con sus textos originales y otras obras aisladas. Prólogo de Martin Kiek. Textos en español e inglés. Edición de 2500 ejemplares numerados, siendo este el número 685. Encuadernado en pasta dura. Total de piezas: 2.

          Morton Subastas
        • Casimiro Castro. México y sus alrededores. Reproducciones. Enmarcadas. Piezas: 4
          Jul. 13, 2013

          Casimiro Castro. México y sus alrededores. Reproducciones. Enmarcadas. Piezas: 4

          Est: $500 - $1,000

          Casimiro Castro (México 1826-1887) México y sus alrededores. Reproducciones. Enmarcadas. Dimensiones: 27 x 35 cm. Piezas: 4

          Morton Subastas
        • CASIMIRO CASTRO (MÉXICO 1826 - 1889) PANORAMA DEL VALLE DE MÉXICO.* MÉXICO, SIGLO XIX. Litografía coloreada. 47 x 74 cm
          Sep. 20, 2012

          CASIMIRO CASTRO (MÉXICO 1826 - 1889) PANORAMA DEL VALLE DE MÉXICO.* MÉXICO, SIGLO XIX. Litografía coloreada. 47 x 74 cm

          Est: $10,000 - $15,000

          CASIMIRO CASTRO (MÉXICO 1826 - 1889) PANORAMA DEL VALLE DE MÉXICO.* MÉXICO, SIGLO XIX. Litografía coloreada. Editada por Imprenta Litográfica de V. Debray, Esquina del Callejón del Espíritu Santo y Portal del Coliseo Viejo. Con leyenda "Castro del y lit." en ángulo inferior izquierdo. Detalles de conservación y dobleces. Dimensiones: 47 x 74 cm *Tomado desde las Lomas de Santa Fé (Suroeste del valle)

          Morton Subastas
        • Casimiro Castro (México, 1826-1889) "La fuente del salto del agua" y "La villa de Tacubaya". Par de grabados acuarelados. Enmarcados.
          Nov. 05, 2011

          Casimiro Castro (México, 1826-1889) "La fuente del salto del agua" y "La villa de Tacubaya". Par de grabados acuarelados. Enmarcados.

          Est: $1,200 - $1,500

          Casimiro Castro (México, 1826-1889) "La fuente del salto del agua" y "La villa de Tacubaya". Par de grabados acuarelados. Enmarcados. Detalles de conservación. Presentan daños en los marcos y papel ligeramente arrugado. Dimensiones: 32.5 x 23 cm y 22.5 x 32 cm.

          Morton Subastas
        • Casimiro Castro (1826-1889) and J. Campillo (mid 19th century)
          Apr. 13, 2006

          Casimiro Castro (1826-1889) and J. Campillo (mid 19th century)

          Est: £3,000 - £4,000

          Mexico y sus alrededores, colleccion de monumentos, trajes y paisajes....Mexico: The city of Mexico taken from a balloon; The Alameda of Mexico, taken from a balloon; Cathedral of Mexico; Interior of the Cathedral of Mexico; Square of Arms of Mexico; National Palace of Mexico; Square of Santo Domingo; College of Miners; Mexican Antiquities which exist in the National Museum of Mexico, 1857; The Bucareli Promenade; Principal parish church; Municipal House, of Deputation; Emperor Iturbide's house, now general stages Hotel; National Theatre of Mexico; Interior of Iturbide Theatre; Interior of the Alameda of Mexico; The Viga Promenade; View of the valley of Mexico, taken from the heights of Chapultepec; The town of Tacubaya taken from Chapultepec; The Bower, in the interior of the Chapultepec Park; The Mount Calvary; Square of San Agustin de las Cuevas, town of Tlalpam; Saint Angel, the Square of St. Jacinto; Tore - Court of the Convent of St. Francisco; St. Antonio Chimalistaca, entrance from St Angel; View of Puebla, taken from the hill of St. John. 1863; The town of Tacubaya, taken from a bird's eye view from the road of Toluca; The Town of Guadalupe, taken from a balloon; and Veracruz chromolithographs finished by hand, published by de Decaen, Mexico, 1864(?) unframed S. 12 x 17 1/2 in. (30.5 x 44.5cm.) and smaller (29)

          Christie's
        • CASTRO, CASIMIRO.
          Oct. 31, 2000

          CASTRO, CASIMIRO.

          Est: $200 - $300

          Album del Ferro-Carril Mexicano.

          Doyle New York
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