Latin America, Mexico, 19th century CE. Antique tin retablo depicting San Isidro the Laborer - the patron of farmers and laborers. San Isidro was a simple farmer who, following an epiphany, took time to pray and commune with God while working in his master's fields. When Isidore's fellow laborers complained that he was neglecting his work, Isidore's master came to the fields to observe him. He was amazed to see Isidore, kneeling in prayer, while angels plowed the fields for him. Here we see Isidro out in the field of his landowner, praying to god, while an archangel in the background is plowing his field. A symbolically rich retablo! Size: 13.75" L x 10" W (34.9 cm x 25.4 cm)
Condition: Surface wear, oxidation, and some warping. Perforations all along periphery for hanging.
Provenance: Ex-Ramon Kelly Collection, Denver, CO
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