Sunday, May 10, 2020

Oaxaca. the Tlacochahuaya altarpieces 5.

The only securely dated retablo at Tlacochahuaya is the handsome Guadalupe altarpiece. The familiar image of the Virgin at center is framed by panels of the Apparitions signed by the popular regional painter of mixed race Joseph Nabarro and dated 1689.
The Apparition on the upper left is unusual in that the Virgin is seated—to our knowledge the only known such painted portrayal of Guadalupe.

text © 2007 & 2020 Richard D. Perry
images by the author and courtesy of Felipe Falcón

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