A large and impressive early to mid 19th century Spanish colonial painting -- San Ysidro Labrador. Oil on hand adzed mahogany tablet. Displayed in a high quality, custom made leather frame with hand woven closed corners.
San Ysidro is the patron saint of famers. He is invoked for agricultural issues, good weather (before picnics) and for prosperous crop. San Ysidro is usually shown disproportionately larger than the angel and the cattle before him. According to popular 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 threatened him thrice and San Ysidro accepted the Lord's offer of an angel to help him complete his chores. It is is the context, working the fields with his angel and cattle, in which he is most commonly depicted.
Dimensions: painting measures 21 inches x 16 inches. Frame measures 26 inches x 21 inches.
Condition is excellent, original, unrestored.
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