Virgin of Guadalupe
On View: American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, Nations Divided, 1860–1910
Isidro Escamilla painted this image shortly after the 1821 Act of Independence, which formalized the end of Spanish rule in the region. New World figures like the Virgin of Guadalupe, who miraculously appeared to the Indian Juan Diego in 1521, became important nationalist symbols, supporting the idea that Mexican independence was divinely ordained.
Oil on canvas
September 1, 1824
22 7/8 x 15in. (58.1 x 38.1cm)
frame: 22 7/8 x 15 1/4 x 7/8 in. (58.1 x 38.7 x 2.2 cm) (show scale)
Bottom center: "se ácabó este Lienzo el dia primero de/Sbre d 1824 año: Lo pinto Ysidro Escamilla"
Henry L. Batterman Fund
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Isidro Escamilla (Mexican, active 19th century). Virgin of Guadalupe, September 1, 1824. Oil on canvas, 22 7/8 x 15in. (58.1 x 38.1cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund, 45.128.189 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.128.189_SL3.jpg)
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