Finding aid for the collection of Mexican religious engravings, 1700-1830

Finding aid prepared by Kirstin Hammer.


Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection of Mexican religious engravings
Date (inclusive): 1700-1830
Number: 960027
Creator/Collector: Getty Research Institute
Physical Description: 49.0 prints
Repository:
The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
(310) 440-7390
Abstract: Collection contains 49 loose prints, book cards, ex votos, and indulgences concerning the interpretation of religious subjects and their devotion. Printers include Jose Elogio Morales, Jose de Nava, Jose Benito Ortuno, Francisco Antonio Rubio, Tomas de Suria, Manuel de Villavicencio, and the Calle de la Profesa.
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Language: Collection material is in Spanish; Castilian

Administrative Information

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers.

Publication Rights

Preferred Citation

Collection of Mexican religious engravings, 1700-1830, Getty Research Institute, Research Library, Accession no. 960027.
http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa960027

Acquisition Information

Collection acquired together with Mexican books of religious prints. The books have been transferred to the Library's rare book collection. Several of the loose prints are duplicates of those found in the books.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Collection of Mexican religious engravings contains 49 prints concerning the interpretation of religious subjects and their devotion. Printers include Jose Elogio Morales, Jose de Nava, Jose Benito Ortuno, Francisco Antonio Rubio, Tomas de Suria, Manuel de Villavicencio, and the Calle de la Profesa.
The engravings appear in the form of book cards, ex votos, indulgences and loose prints concerning the interpretation of religious subjects. The collection features images of archangels, saints, virgins, and historical figures. The most common are of Catholic devotional statues (nos. 19, 44, 60, 71, 73, 74, 78, 79 and 84). In the Spanish colonies, and elsewhere such statues were believed to have aided in miracles and thus acquired local cults. Many of the saints and virgins represented in the collection are also patrons of pregnancy and childbirth, (St. Rita, St. Benito, Nuestra Señora de la Bala), or enjoy particular devotions in Mexico (the Virgin of Guadalupe and St. Joseph). Historical persons represented include Archbishop Nunez de Haro y Peralta and Don Juan de Palafox y Mendoza. Of particular interest is a map and geographic table of New Spain, dedicated to Agustin de Ahumada y Villalon (no. 30). Also noteworthy are three images of Our Lady of Angels (nos. 16, 29, 79), said to be copied from the original painted on an adobe wall near Mexico City. The image was considered a local miracle.

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Item numbers are from the dealer's inventory; skipped numbers were for books received with the collection and transferred to the Library.

Container List

Folder 1, Item #1

Archangel

Folder 2, Item #10

Juan de Palafox y Mendoza

Folder 3, Item #12

Virgin of Guadalupe

Folder 4, Item #14

Card or Bookplate

Folder 5, Item #15

S. Gertrudis la Magna

Folder 6, Item #16

Nuestra Señora de los Angeles

Folder 7, Item #19

Immaculate Conception

Folder 8, Item #29

Nuestra Señora de los Angeles

Folder 9, Item #30

Map and Geographic Table

Folder 10, Item #32

St. John Nepomucene

Folder 11, Item #33

St. Ignatius Loyola

Folder 12, Item #35

St. Rita de Casia

Folder 13, Item #36

"Sinite Parvulos"

Folder 14, Item #40

St. Margaret of Cortona

Folder 15, Item #44

Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos

Folder 16, Item #56

St. John of God

Folder 17, Item #58

Coat of Arms

Folder 18, Item #60

Ecce Homo

Folder 19, Item #66

Card

Folder 20, Item #69

Virgin of Guadalupe

Folder 21, Item #71

El Santo Niño de San Juan

Folder 22, Item #73

Our Lady of Mercy

Folder 23, Item #74

Nuestra Señora del Trancito

Folder 24, Item #75

San Benito de Palermo

Folder 25, Item #77

Card

Folder 26, Item #78

Ex Voto, Nuestra Señora de la Bala

Folder 27, Item #79

Nuestra Señora de los Angeles

Folder 28, Item #80

Our Lady of Calvary

Folder 29, Item #81

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Folder 30, Item #82

St. Emegido, St. Philip Nerie, St. Andrew

Folder 31, Item #83

Monstrance

Folder 32, Item #84

Pieta

Folder 33, Item #85

Pieta

Folder 34, Item #86

Saint John of God

Folder 35, Item #88

Mater Immaculata

Folder 36, Item #89

Holy Trinity

Folder 37, Item #90

Veronica

Folder 38, Item #93

Our Lady of Sorrows

Folder 39, Item #94

Memento Mori

Folder 40, Item #95

Our Lady of Campo Florido

Folder 41, Item #98

St. Joseph

Folder 42, Item #99

St. Anthony Abbot

Folder 43, Item #100

St. John of God

Folder 44, Item #103

Santa Librada

Folder 45, Item #104

St. Rita

Folder 46, Item #105

St. Dominic

Folder 47, Item #108

Death of St. Joseph

Folder 48, Item #109

Hymn to the Holy Trinity

Folder 49, Item #112

San Diego de Alcala