Return to Previous Page

Virgin and Child

Juan Rodríguez Juárez, Mexican, c. 1675 - 1728

Geography:
Made in Mexico, North and Central America

Date:
c. 1700

Medium:
Oil on copper

Dimensions:
11 x 8 1/2 inches (27.9 x 21.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection

Object Location:

* Gallery 272, European Art 1500-1850, second floor

Accession Number:
1903-878

Credit Line:
The Dr. Robert H. Lamborn Collection, 1903

Social Tags [?]

copper [x]   devotional [x]   family [x]   mexican [x]   tenderness [x]  


[Add Your Own Tags]

Label:
Juan Rodríguez Juárez was the last in a large family of painters, and this private devotional image demonstrates his mastery of painting on copper and the luminescent tones that this material can create. Although compositions on copper were common in colonial Mexico, this work stands out because its reverse contains a long inscription that indicates it was originally used as a printing plate for a children’s grammar textbook.


* Works in the collection are moved off view for many different reasons. Although gallery locations on the website are updated regularly, there is no guarantee that this object will be on display on the day of your visit.

Return to Previous Page