St. Joseph with the Christ Child / San José con el Niño

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Title

St. Joseph with the Christ Child / San José con el Niño

Object Type

Painting

Creator

Sebastián Salcedo

Origin

Mexico City, ca. 1779-1783

Medium

Oil on copper

Dimensions

12 1/2in H x 10 1/2in W (31.5 x 27cm)

Identifier

1971.013

Acquisition Method

Purchase

Provenance

Byron Harvey

Physical Description

Cartouche reads: SANT.JOSEPH / ORA PRO NOVIS

Comments

Delicate features, sweet expressions, pastel colors, ovals, and flower garlands are typical of rococo paintings from 1780 to 1800. (D. Pierce, 1996)

References

Donna Pierce and Marta Weigle. "Spanish New Mexico: the Spanish Colonial Arts Society Collection." Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press, 1996.

Collection

Citation

Sebastián Salcedo, “St. Joseph with the Christ Child / San José con el Niño ,” Museum of Spanish Colonial Art Collections, accessed October 18, 2017, http://collections.spanishcolonial.org/items/show/2860.