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San Jose y el Cristo nino

ca. 1794 José Campeche y Jordán Born: San Juan, Puerto Rico 1751 Died: San Juan, Puerto Rico 1809 oil on canvas 37 x 28 1/2 in. (94.0 x 72.4 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Teodoro Vidal Collection 1996.91.4 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 21B


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According to the Gospels, Joseph was the husband of the Virgin Mary and the foster-father of Jesus. In Puerto Rico, St. Joseph is often invoked by and for the dying and he is the patron saint of several Puerto Rican communities, including the island's western region of Lares. (Yvonne Lange, "Santos: The Household Wooden Saints of Puerto Rico," PhD diss., 1975)

Keywords

Religion - angel

Religion - New Testament - Christ

Religion - saint - St. Joseph

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About José Campeche y Jordán

Born: San Juan, Puerto Rico 1751 Died: San Juan, Puerto Rico 1809

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