Our Lady of Cocharcas Under the Baldachin
On View: Great Hall, 1st Floor
Private collections in Spanish America included large versions of extremely popular “statue paintings,” which featured sculptures that had gained a wide following on account of miracles ascribed to them. In the viceroyalty of Peru, such sculptures included Our Lady of Copacabana (see illustration), a replica of which was brought to the town of Cocharcas, where it inspired a local devotion. Our Lady of Cocharcas is here borne on a cart and sheltered by a baldachin, carried in procession through a mountainous landscape with her devotees of all heritages in tow.
Las colecciones privadas en Hispanoamérica incluían versiones en gran formato de las muy populares “pinturas de esculturas,” las que representaban esculturas que habían conseguido muchos fieles gracias a los milagros que se les atribuían. En el virreinato del Perú, tales esculturas incluían a Nuestra Señora de Copacabana (ver ilustración), una réplica de la cual se llevó al pueblo de Cocharcas, donde inspiró la devoción local. Nuestra Señora de Cocharcas aparece aquí transportada en una carreta y protegida por un baldaquín, en procesión a través de un terreno montañoso con su séquito de devotos de todas las razas.
Oil on canvas
78 1/4 x 56 1/2in. (198.8 x 143.5cm)
frame: 85 1/4 x 63 3/16 x 3 1/4 in. (216.5 x 160.5 x 8.3 cm) (show scale)
Inscribed lower center: "Toda pulcra est Maria et Macula originates / Amilagros / imagen D Na Sa / D Cocharcas. / Año de 1765"
Bequest of Mary T. Cockcroft, by exchange
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Cuzco School. Our Lady of Cocharcas Under the Baldachin, 1765. Oil on canvas, 78 1/4 x 56 1/2in. (198.8 x 143.5cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Mary T. Cockcroft, by exchange, 57.144
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