About the Collection
Attributed to Miguel Cabrera, Mexican
Oil on canvas
6 feet 5 1/8 inches × 44 inches (195.9 × 111.8 cm)
The Dr. Robert H. Lamborn Collection, 1903
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Born in 1835, he acquired his collection during 1881-1883 while working to develop the territory from El Paso to Mexico City for a railroad. Lamborn published the first book in English on the subject of Mexican colonial painting in 1891, before dying suddenly in 1895. His belief in the importance and quality of Mexican colonial painting has continued to inspire the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as seen in the special exhibition Léger: Modern Art and the Metropolis.