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Early 20th C Mexican Retablo San Antonio & Christ Child
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Latin America, Mexico, ca. early 20th century. A retablo of San Antonio de Padua praying with the Christ Child standing upon a Gospel and blanket. St. Antonio was born in Portugal in 1195 and died in 1232 at the age of 36; hence this theme dates to the Counter-Reformation. He became a Franciscan monk, trained by St. Francis himself. Like St. Francis, St. Antonio became known for his miracles. San Antonio is also known as the finder of lost objects and animals. As the story goes, a novice once borrowed his prayer book without asking permission but then returned it after witnessing a fear-inducing apparition. This is how St. Antonio came to be the patron of lost objects. There is a sweetness and a softness in this image of Saint Anthony depicted as a young man praying in the company of the Christ Child, both with haloes of light surrounding their visages. The composition retains the charm that we appreciate in Mexican Folk Art. Size: 9.875" L x 7.875" W (25.1 cm x 20 cm)

Provenance: ex-House of Ancestors, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA; ex-private Galisteo, New Mexico, USA collection

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#148932
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Normal surface wear with scuffs and minor pigment loss in areas as shown. Possible repainting in areas.
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Early 20th C Mexican Retablo San Antonio & Christ Child

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0080C: Early 20th C Mexican Retablo San Antonio & Christ Child

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Est. $600 - $900Starting Price $350
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Latin America, Mexico, ca. early 20th century. A retablo of San Antonio de Padua praying with the Christ Child standing upon a Gospel and blanket. St. Antonio was born in Portugal in 1195 and died in 1232 at the age of 36; hence this theme dates to the Counter-Reformation. He became a Franciscan monk, trained by St. Francis himself. Like St. Francis, St. Antonio became known for his miracles. San Antonio is also known as the finder of lost objects and animals. As the story goes, a novice once borrowed his prayer book without asking permission but then returned it after witnessing a fear-inducing apparition. This is how St. Antonio came to be the patron of lost objects. There is a sweetness and a softness in this image of Saint Anthony depicted as a young man praying in the company of the Christ Child, both with haloes of light surrounding their visages. The composition retains the charm that we appreciate in Mexican Folk Art. Size: 9.875" L x 7.875" W (25.1 cm x 20 cm)

Provenance: ex-House of Ancestors, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA; ex-private Galisteo, New Mexico, USA collection

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#148932
Condition
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Normal surface wear with scuffs and minor pigment loss in areas as shown. Possible repainting in areas.

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