Early Spanish Colonial school painting, possibly Cuzco School, late 17th to early 18th century, depicting the Virgin Mary, adorned with crown and queenly garments with chest insignia, and holding the Christ Child, both with faces surrounded by halos. Above the Madonna are Archangel figures; to her side stand a male saint, possibly Joseph, and a female saint, possibly Elizabeth, while depicted below are a man clutching a money bag (likely Judas) and another male figure holding an indiscernable object. Shield or cartouche upper left corner, under angel's hand, with possible initials, otherwise unsigned. Later narrow burnished wood frame. Sight – 22 3/4" H x 17" W. Framed – 23 1/2" H x 17 3/4" W. Provenance: private Nashville, TN Collection, by descent from the estates of Edith and Richard Mickenhagen, Munich, Germany and San Paolo, Brazil. Richard Mickenhagen authored the book "European Porcelain" (Munich: Gugath & Sohn, undated, c. 1955). CONDITION: Relined. 3/4" hole upper left corner. T shaped repaired tear lower right quadrant running from right edge: 4" horizontal and 12" vertical with corresponding inpainting. 2 3/4" tear left edge with corresponding inpainting. 2 areas of inpainting lower left corner, each approximately 3" diameter. Other scattered small areas of inpainting including to Virgin's cheek. Wear and losses to frame.
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