Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Retablo on Copper
Spanish Colonial, Mexico
Oil paints, gold leaf, hand-wrought copper sheet
1750 - 1775
16.5 x 12 inches (42 x 30.5 cm)
Inventory # 10259
A fine second half of 18th century painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Patron Saint of Mexico, and Empress of the Americas, painted on heavy copper sheet. Retablo paintings on copper sheeting were highly prized in Colonial times.
Ex Arieta collection, London, UK