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The Virgin and Saint Joseph asking for Inn
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The Virgin and Saint Joseph asking for Inn

XVIII century. Shell work on panel. On display elsewhere

Series of six scenes dedicated to the Life of the Virgin (P4781 a P4786). "Enconchados", executed using a technique of Oriental origin, were very popular in New Spanish culture, and local artists developed and espoused them as one of their distinctive products. Their characteristic gleam stems from a combination of inlaid sheets of mother-of-pearl and fine layers of oil paint. There are both profane and religious examples, some belonging to large series, as well as elaborate frames.

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Inventory number
P004781
Author
Anonymous
Title
The Virgin and Saint Joseph asking for Inn
Date
XVIII century
Technique
Shell work
Support
Panel
Dimension
Height: 61 cm; Width: 86 cm
Series
Vida de la Virgen
Provenance
Museo de la Trinidad, 1872

Bibliography +

García Saiz, Concepción, La Pintura Colonial en el Museo de America. Vol.II. Los Enconchados, Dirección General del Patrimonio, Madrid, 1980, pp. 96.

Espinós, Adela; Orihuela, Mercedes y Royo Villanova, Mercedes, El ''Prado disperso''. Cuadros depositados en Madrid. VII., Boletín del Museo del Prado, III (7), 1982, pp. 58.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas (II). Museo de la Trinidad, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1991.

Other inventories +

Inv. Museo de la Trinidad, Pintura. Núm. 1720.
1720. / Tabla. La virgen y sn jose pidiendo hospitalidad al mesonero. Figs como de atercia y cuerpo Entº / Autor / Alto 0,62 Anacho 0,86 / Sun Embar ni rar con marco antiguo en cruztados de nacar asi como las Figs del cuadro / Galofre 3º / N 34

Inscriptions +

515
Inscribed in red color. Front, lower right corner

-1072
Inscribed in black. Back, central area

nº 10
Inscribed. Back, central area

Exhibitions +

Tornaviaje. Arte Iberoamericano en España
Madrid
17.11.2020 - 28.03.2021

Location +

Madrid - Museo de América (Deposit)

Update date: 04-11-2021 | Registry created on 14-11-2019

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