SCARCE 19TH C MEXICAN RETABLO OIL PNTNG on TIN TITLED CARIDAD of FRANCISCAN MONK


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SCARCE MID to LATE 19TH CENTURY LATIN AMERICAN (MEXICO) ANTIQUE 14" x 10" RETABLO OIL PAINTING on TIN, TITLED 'CARIDAD' of FRANCISCAN MONK HOLDING  ROSARY with STAFF, DRESSED in TRADITIONAL FRIAR'S BROWN, HOODED ROBE, featuring
ALL ORIGINAL PAINT & SURFACES (Circa 1870-1895)Mid to late 19th century Latin American & Mexican antique retablo figurative oil paintings on tin, with  Christian iconography & Biblical themes DIMENSIONS: 14" Height x 10" Width Weight: 8 oz. DESCRIPTION:Only a few slight, minor surface abrasions and specks of enamel paint loss, mar this otherwise extraordinarymid to late 19th century Latin American (Mexico) antique retablo oil painting of a 'Santo' on tin sheet, titled
Caridad' and depicting a Franciscan monk, wearing a traditional brown hooded robe, clutching a rosary close to his heart and holding a long staff. In very well-preserved overall antique condition, considering it's now nearly, if not, 125 to 155 years old. The retablo painting is still extraordinarily bright, with well-preserved surfaces and almost fully saturated, vivid, bright and nearly undiminished original oil paint. TheseLatin American and usually Mexican antique tin retablo paintings on tin,were fairly omnipresent in 19th century Me xico, with them often being displayed in family shrines inside rural homes. Of course, the influence ofChristianity, as brought by the Spaniards to Latin America and easily recognizable Catholic graphic iconography in particular, are evident. Simply fantastic. One killermid to late 19th century Mexican antique retablo oil painting on tin. Wonderful. CONDITION:Good to Very Good overall antique condition.

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