Latin America, Mexico, 19th century CE. Tender rendition of N.S. Refugio de Pecadores - Our Lady, Refuge of Sinners on an antique tin retablo. In 1719, a Jesuit missionary brought a copy of a painting originally created for an altar formerly at Frascati, Italy, in the style of Guido or Salvator Rosa, to Mexico, the city of Zacatecas to be precise. The painting inspired the locals to adopt N.S., Refugio de Pecadores as their patron. The Virgin wears a golden crown, a double strand of pearls, and earring and supports a crowned Christ Child whose nude body is covered by a typically transparent robe. She dons a scarf that is drawn across her right shoulder, and her dark blue cape is initialed with her ciphers. The Christ child rests his right hand on her right arm and grips her right thumb with his left hand. Billowing clouds seem to support the Virgin and Child and a festoon of roses arches over the pair. It is a touching scene. A lovely rendition! Size: 13.125" L x 9.375" W (33.3 cm x 23.8 cm)
Condition: Surface wear, oxidation, and some warping and crack at top. Perforations at top for hanging.
Provenance: Ex-Ramon Kelly Collection, Denver, CO
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