Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Our Lady of Guadalupe)

Maker and role
Artist: Rafael Aragón, New Mexican, ca. 1796-1862
ca. 1820-ca. 1860

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Water soluble paint on panel
22 3/4 x 17in (57.8 x 43.2cm)
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Bequest of Marion Koogler McNay
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A highly venerated image of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe is considered to be the patroness of Mexico and of Hispanic people in the United States. She appeared to the Mexican Indian peasant, Juan Diego, in 1531, and her image miraculously appeared upon his cloak, which is enshrined in the Guadalupe sanctuary near Mexico City—the most popular pilgrimage center in Mexico.

Here, the Virgin is surrounded by Juan Diego (center left) and the Bishop (center right) to whom Juan Diego revealed his cloak with the miraculous image.


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