San Juan Nepomuceno

  • Master of "La Merced", San Juan Nepomuceno, early 18th century, carved and painted wood; glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Teodoro Vidal Collection, 1996.91.46

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In this skillfully carved santo, St. John Nepomuk appears to be engaged in his role of confessor, with his lips slightly pursed as if in the act of blessing the penitent. After he was made a saint in 1729, his popularity spread throughout Europe and the New World, where his image appeared in a variety of forms.

San Juan Nepomuceno
early 18th century
On View
19 x 9 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. (48.3 x 23.5 x 11.5 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Teodoro Vidal Collection

Mediums Description
carved and painted wood; glass
  • Religion – saint – St. John
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