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Virgin of Guadalupe

Isidro Escamilla

American Art

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.
MEDIUM Oil on canvas
  • Place Made: Mexico
  • DATES September 1, 1824
    DIMENSIONS 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)
    INSCRIPTIONS Bottom center: "se ácabó este Lienzo el dia primero de/Sbre d 1824 año: Lo pinto Ysidro Escamilla"
    COLLECTIONS American Art
    ACCESSION NUMBER 45.128.189
    CREDIT LINE Henry L. Batterman Fund
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE overall, 45.128.189_SL3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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