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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, OHIO

Classic New Mexican Polychrome Wood Retablo
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT
157

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, OHIO

Classic New Mexican Polychrome Wood Retablo
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Classic New Mexican Polychrome Wood Retablo
composed of a hand-adzed board, finely painted with a depiction of Our Lady of Refuge, wearing a cape and crown, holding her child and a branch, the figures encircled by a radiant oval medallion; attributed to Jose Rafael Aragon (d. 1862).
length 17in. by width 14 1/2in.
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Provenance

Marie Romaro Cash
Christopher Sesler Gallery
Private Collection, 1995-present

Literature

Marie Romaro Cash, Santon: Enduring Images of Northern New Mexican Village Churches, University Press Colorado, 1999, color plate 10.

 

Catalogue Note

For a discussion of the artist see Larry Frank, New Kingdom of the Saints, 1992, p. 200: "Jose Rafael Aragon (referred to as Rafael Aragon) worked for some forty years as a productive santero, from approximately 1820-1862. His career spanned much of the truly creative period of santo-making, and with his death in 1862 the classic period of this art came to an end." 

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