SCARCE 19TH C MEXICAN RETABLO OIL PNTNG on TIN of ARCHANGEL RAPHAEL W/FISH/STAFF For Sale
SCARCE 19TH C MEXICAN RETABLO OIL PNTNG on TIN of ARCHANGEL RAPHAEL W/FISH/STAFF:
SCARCEMIDtoLATE 19TH CENTURYLATIN AMERICAN(MEXICO)ANTIQUE14 1/4" x 10"RETABLOOILPAINTINGonTIN, DEPICTING THE WINGED ARCHANGEL RAPHAEL,HOLDINGa SINGLE FISH by a STRING & GENTLY CLUTCHING a LONG STAFF with a CROSS at its APEX,featuringALL ORIGINALPAINT&SURFACES(Circa 1860-1885)Mid to late 19th centuryLatin American&Mexicanantique retablo figurative oil paintings on tin, withChristian iconography & Biblical themesDIMENSIONS:14 1/4" Height x 10" WidthWeight:8.2 oz.
DESCRIPTION:There are only a few slight, minor to moderate surface abrasions, subsequent oxidation and specks of enamel paint loss, which mar this otherwise simply extraordinarymid to late 19th centuryLatin American(Mexico)antiqueretablo oil paintingof a'Santo'on a tin sheet, depicting the winged archangel Raphael,wearing a white, laced trimmed wrap (lower skirt) holding a single fish by a string and gently holding a long staff, with a cross at its apex. In very well-preserved overall antique condition, considering it's now nearly, if not,125 to 155 years old.The retablo painting is still extraordinarily bright, with fairly well-preserved surfaces and almost fully saturated, vivid, bright and nearly undiminished original oil paint. Only the mostly minor to seldom occurring moderate surface abrasions and spotty subsequent oxidation, mar this otherwise extraordinary antique Latin American figurative work. TheseLatin Americanand usuallyMexicanantique tin retablo paintings on tin,were fairly omnipresent in19th centuryMexico,with them often being displayed in family shrines inside rural homes. Of course, the influence ofChristianity,as brought by theSpaniardstoLatin Americaand easily recognizableCatholicgraphic iconography in particular, are evident. Simply fantastic. One killermid to late 19th centuryMexicanantiqueretablo oil painting on tin. Absolutely wonderful.CONDITION:Good to Very Good overall antique condition.