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The Legend of San Augustine

Pedro Nolasco y Lara

European Art

MEDIUM Oil on canvas
  • Place Made: Cuzco, Peru
  • DATES 18th century
    PERIOD Colonial Period
    DIMENSIONS 65 1/2 x 43 3/4in. (166.4 x 111.1cm)  (show scale)
    INSCRIPTIONS Lower Left: "Paseandose Agustino un/ dia por la orilla del Mar ocupa-/ da la imaginacion de querer apunar/ algunos puntos del inefable Misterio / de la Trinidad enc(??)aun Niño muy / afanado, al parecer en meter el agua del/ Mar en una posa q habia abierto en la are/na. preguntole el Sto. q pretendía con/ aquello? meter toda el agua enesta poza/ respondio el Niño. replico Agustín, ¿ / no ves q. eso no puede ser? mas facil/ es esto, Icspôº. el Nino q. comprehende/ el misterio incomprehensible" Right under figures: " Agustino" " Alipio"
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 41.1275.192
    CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1941, Frank L. Babbott Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT No known copyright restrictions
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    CAPTION Circle Pedro Nolasco y Lara (Peruvian). The Legend of San Augustine, 18th century. Oil on canvas, 65 1/2 x 43 3/4in. (166.4 x 111.1cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1941, Frank L. Babbott Fund, 41.1275.192
    IMAGE x-ray, detail, CONS.41.1275.192_1970_xrs_detail08.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 1970
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