San Jose y el Cristo nino

  • José Campeche y Jordán, San Jose y el Cristo nino, ca. 1794, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Teodoro Vidal Collection, 1996.91.4

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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)

San Jose y el Cristo nino
ca. 1794
On View
37 x 28 1/2 in. (94.0 x 72.4 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Teodoro Vidal Collection

Mediums Description
oil on canvas
  • Religion – New Testament – Christ
  • Religion – angel
  • Religion – saint – St. Joseph
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