Antique Mexican Retablo or Icon Folk Painting on Tin Saint Rita St. Of Mothers

Antique Mexican Retablo or Icon Folk Painting on Tin Saint Rita St. Of Mothers

Antique Mexican Retablo or Icon Folk Painting on Tin Saint Rita St. Of Mothers

Antique Mexican Retablo or Icon Folk Painting on Tin Saint Rita St. Of Mothers

Antique Mexican Retablo or Icon Folk Painting on Tin Saint Rita St. Of Mothers

Antique Mexican Retablo or Icon Folk Painting on Tin Saint Rita St. Of Mothers

Antique Mexican Retablo or Icon Folk Painting on Tin Saint Rita St. Of Mothers

Antique Mexican Retablo or Icon Folk Painting on Tin Saint Rita St. Of Mothers

Antique Mexican Retablo or Icon Folk Painting on Tin Saint Rita St. Of Mothers

Antique Mexican Retablo or Icon Folk Painting on Tin Saint Rita St. Of Mothers

Antique Mexican Retablo or Icon Folk Painting on Tin Saint Rita St. Of Mothers

Antique Mexican Retablo or Icon Folk Painting on Tin Saint Rita St. Of Mothers

Beautiful, moving, antique Mexican retablo, icon, or folk painting of Santa Rita de Cascia (Saint Rita of Cascia), an Italian Saint who lived in the 15th Century. Evidently, Saint Rita endured a difficult marriage that had been pressed upon her at an early age, as well as the murder of her husband in a vendetta, and the subsequent death of her two sons (who are pictured with her in the painting). She later became a nun and had mystical experiences including one in which it is said she was wounded by a thorn from Jesus Christ’s crown. According to Regis University Library, Santo Collection: Female Saints, she is a patron saint of girls in need of husbands, of marriage, of mothers, of those in bad marriages, of all who must bear suffering; for the impossible; against sickness. ” When she was canonized, she was given the title “Patroness of Impossible Causes. The painting measures about 10 inches by 14 inches. The frame measures about 12.75 inches by 16.875 inches. The condition is as shown. There are creases and dents in the metal, tiny missing areas of paint throughout, and nail holes at the top. I think the overall condition lends character to this piece. Although this is a primitive folk painting, the figures are extremely well-executed. In particular, please note the faces and hands of the figures. The overall scene is apparently typical of images of Santa Rita. According to the source quoted above, she is often depicted Wearing a nun’s habit, holding a cross and a skull occasionally with a wound on her forehead or the full stigmata. This painting includes the nun’s habit, the skull, a crucifix, a wound to her forehead, and her two sons or their spirits. Provenance: Liros Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia; a Washington, D. Private collector; and the present owners by inheritance from the collector. Thanks for your interest. The item “Antique Mexican Retablo or Icon Folk Painting on Tin Saint Rita St. Of Mothers” is in sale since Sunday, May 07, 2017. This item is in the category “Art\Paintings”. The seller is “betonthegrey” and is located in Washington, District Of Columbia. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.
  • Date of Creation: 1800-1899
  • Listed By: Owner
  • Medium: Oil
  • Subject: Religious & Inspirational
  • Style: Primitive
  • Size: Medium (up to 36in.)
  • Height (Inches): 14
  • Region of Origin: Latin America
  • Width (Inches): 10
  • Artist: Unknown
  • Painting Surface: Tin
  • Framed/Unframed: Framed
December 4, 2017 at 2:27 am by admin
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