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Spanish Colonial, Mexico, ca. 19th century CE. A lovely, painted wood retablo depicting "La Divina Pastora" (The Divine Shepherdess) in a verdant landscape, surrounded by a flock of sheep. Mary holds the Christ Child as she pets one of these symbolic creatures. As the guardian and defender of these sheep, she represents Mary as the Good Shepherd, protecting them from the evil wolf. Not only does the central painting present such poignant, sacred iconography, but it is also painted in an effective folk art style, with a composition framed by a vibrant border, the periphery integral to the piece with added interior borders at the juncture between frame and image. Size: 17.125" L x 13.5" W (43.5 cm x 34.3 cm)

Provenance: private Andrade collection New York, NY, USA acquired 1960's; ex-Knoedler & Company

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Missing upper applied interior frame border and the lower border has separated a bit from the panel behind. Perforations from previous attachment visible at upper end. Losses to corners of frame - most prominent to upper left corner. Expected surface wear with some loss to pigment as shown.

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Mexican 19th C Painted Wood Retablo - Divina Pastora

Estimate $600 - $900Mar 1, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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