FRAMED RETABLO

MEXICO

19TH CENTURY

to

EARLY 19TH CENTURY

OIL ON TIN

 

SAN JOSE Y EL NINO JESUS

$1,250.00

 

Framed height 23 inches, width 16 inches.

Retablo only height 12 inches width 9 inches

 

This genre of folk art represents the traditional religious beliefs in the Mexican culture. Retablos were displayed at home in family altars.

 

Saint Joseph was the husband of Mary. Saint Joseph with the Christ Child was a popular subject as St Joseph was the patron saint of families.

The Californian Mission St Jose in Fremont was named for him as was the city of San Jose in Santa Clara County, California

 

 

 

 

 

There are some losses of gold to the frame and small areas of rust and pock-marks on the painting.

 
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