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One of the most popular advocations in Colombia, this painting on panel of Our Lady of Monguí is a welcome addition to the Foundation’s collection of works from Nueva Granada.  According to legend, the image was sent as a gift to the village of Monguí by either Charles V or Philip II in thanks for their allegiance to the Spanish crown.  In some versions of the legend, the king himself was responsible for painting the miraculous image.  Featuring the brown tones typical of Colombian painting of the 17th century, the gold touches were likely added later in the 18th century.

October 2021






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