Retablos. Mexican Folk Art.
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Retablos

c1925-1961. Twelve oil paintings on flattened tin, each annotated with a description of events, some dated in text below image, sizes range from 18.3 x 22.3cm to 23.1 x 33.7cm (cut to irregular shapes). All with holes for hanging, some with slight bowing, undulation or minor paint loss.

These 12 retablos describe a variety of dangerous or near-miss events such as children being saved from a flash flood; a man surviving a storm at sea; people being chased by rabid dogs. A detailed list is available upon request.

A Mexican retablo is a small devotional painting, using iconography derived from the Catholic Church. Most were created for giving thanks to a sacred person or saint who intervened in an event that posed a threat to their well-being. The creator would often paint the dangerous scenario they had experienced, write a description underneath, and note the time and whereabouts of the event. Ref: Wiki.

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Item #CL184-169

Price (AUD): $8,800.00  other currencies

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