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Auction Closes At: 11:10:00 12/16/2020
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 588. Mexican Painted Retablo
Estimate: $500-$800
Current High Bid: $450.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $450.00

Category: Religious
Sub Category: Religious - Misc.
Culture or Country: Mexico.
Period: Ca. mid 19th century.
Size: 7-3/8”H. x 10”W. 12” x 14-1/2” frame.

Description: Ex. Edythe Shulman Collection, Boston, MA., acquired 1950s-1960s, then by descent, 1989. Exhibited: Origins Gallery, Newbery St., Boston, between 1959-1970. Gallery records, gifted to Smithsonian Archives. Mexican ex-votos or "láminas" painted on paper and affixed on an old wood board backing, depicting a scene of a standing woman praying in front of a house, landscape in background, baby Jesus and Mary flanked by saints in a register in the upper right corner. Inscribed in Spanish along the bottom (loosely transulated): In the year 52, being Maria Anselina de Frejo, she was inflicted with a stomach inflamation, doctors had no hope of her living, without any medicine she prayed to God for intervention. , then she immediately recovered her health. She gave thanks to God and in his honor she painted this retablo. Retablos are perhaps one of the most beautiful expressions of deep faith of Catholics in what used to be "New Spain." Being isolated from the Catholic Church in Spain, religious folk art took different forms, and one of these was the tradition of the láminas. When someone fell sick or got into trouble and then recovered, the idea was to express your request or thanks by painting it on a piece of metal or wood to the patron saint who could answer your need or to give thanks to the saint for answering the prayer. In early days, someone might take their prayer to a local artist who was know to have a great hand with a paintbrush, and that person would paint the request. Scattered minor imperfections. Custom mounted and framed under glass. A nice example.
Provenance: Ex. Edythe Shulman Collection, Boston, MA., acquired 1950s-1960s, then by descent, 1989. Exhibited: Origins Gallery, Newbery St., Boston, between 1959-1970. Gallery records, gifted to Smithsonian Archives.
Shipping Fee:
National: $28.00
International: $134.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).
   




Mexican Painted Retablo

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. juan $450.00 1 12/15/2020 6:11:58 PM
2. helloalyse $425.00 1 12/9/2020 4:58:34 PM
3. juan $400.00 1 12/15/2020 6:11:41 PM
4. juan $350.00 1 12/15/2020 6:06:20 PM
5. juan $300.00 1 12/15/2020 6:05:44 PM

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