Mexican Retablo: “Doroteo Hernandes” 1940s M741

Mexican retablo, unsigned, 1940s. Painting on tin, 14.5w x 12d. Legend etched into black band at bottom of painting, translated from the Spanish:

“The wretched Doroteo Hernandes, who on asking help from a fellow worker, was assaulted by many bandits with the pretext of stealing his corn, and was beaten until mortally wounded, and seeing himself unequal to them entrusted himself to the Lord of La Palma, was granted (this miracle) and offers (this retablo) for the return of his health.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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