Price: $ 1,900.00
Saint Isidore the Laborer.
Mexican Folk Retablo. Oil on Tin
Attributed to Agustin Barajas, a.k.a. 'The Skimpy Painter'.
San Ysidro Labrador (Saint Isidore the Laborer), the patron saint of farmers, is invoked for agricultural issues, good weather, before picnics, and before harvest for a prosperous crop. In retablo art, he is always working in the fields and shown disproportionately larger than his angel helper and cattle. According to legend, San Ysidro was instructed by God to stop working on the Sabbath, but the Saint was too overwhelmed with work and would not obey. The lord warned him three times before San Ysidro finally accepted the Lord's offer of an angel to help him complete his chores.
Displayed in a colorful hand painted wooden frame.
Dimensions: frame measures 15 inches x 12 inches. Retablo measures 10 inches x 7 inches,.
Condition notes: minor paint loss
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