Kalarte Gallery

Retablo santo, oil painting on tin of San Francisco de Paola
Mexico, late 19th century
ca. 9" x 6.5"
matted and framed in wood frame


Condition good.

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Picture in frame

The painting shows St. Francis of Paola holding a rosary and a staff. His iconography includes a flaming symbol of caridad (charity). St. Francis founded the Order of Minims, or Hermits of Saint Francis, in 1436 near Reggio, Italy. Francisco de Paola was one of the most popular saints in Mexican retablo art.

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