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This statue painting from 18th-century Cuzco depicts a common advocation – Our Lady of Mercy of Quito – in an unusual way.  Rather than render the Mercedarian Virgin with captives or as a pilgrim, as in many other works in the Thoma collection, the Virgin here takes elements from the iconography of Our Lady of Guápulo, another Marian devotion common in the Andes. The painting bears a signature for an artist by the name of Cárdenas; it is hoped that future research may tell us more about this figure.

August 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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