Auction Lot: 35147299
End of Auction : 20 Jan 2021 18:35
Remaining time: 2021-01-20 18:35:00 GMT+01:00
Estimated Value : 9000-10000 €
Next bid 3600


Mexican school; century XVIII.
Oil on canvas. Reengineered.
It presents a tear in the canvas located in the lower left area. It has repaints and restorations.
Measures: 168.5 x 100 cm.
Guadalupe's iconography acquired great wealth and variety, especially from the 17th century. The representation in question faithfully follows that of the original canvas (attributed to the indigenous Marcos Cípac, 16th century): the crescent at his feet supported by an angel, the rays bordering the figure, the mandorla, the crown, the dark complexion of the Virgin ... Our Lady of Guadalupe is a Marian invocation of the Catholic Church, whose image has its main cult center in the Basilica of Guadalupe, in the north of Mexico City. According to Mexican oral tradition, it is believed that the Virgin Mary appeared four times to Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin on the Tepeyac hill. Juan Diego, in the last apparition of the Virgin, carried in his ayate some flowers that he cut in Tepeyac, according to the order of the Virgin. He unfolded his ayate before Bishop Juan de Zumárraga, exposing the image of the Virgin Mary, dark and with mestizo features. Mesoamerican peoples from ancient times already worshiped a deity called Tonantzin on the Tepeyac hill, hence there is a certain syncretism with the assimilation of the message brought by the Virgin Mary. This event was known as the Miracle of the Roses, and was recorded in the "Nican Mopohua", a text presumably written by the Indian Antonio Valeriano.
It should be mentioned that during the Spanish colonial rule, a mainly religious painting was developed, aimed at Christianizing the indigenous peoples. The local painters were modeled on Spanish works, which they followed literally in terms of type and iconography. The most frequent models were the harquebusier angels and the triangular virgins, however, it was not until the early years of the 19th century, already at the time of the independence and political opening of some of the colonies, several artists began to represent a new model of painting with its own identity.


Presenta rotura en el lienzo situada en la zona inferior izquierda. Posee repintes y restauraciones.



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