San Ramon Nonato

  • Felipe de la Espada, San Ramon Nonato, late 18th-early 19th century, carved and painted wood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Teodoro Vidal Collection, 1996.91.39

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San Ramon Nonato is the patron saint of slaves. He is also widely invoked by women in labor, as protector of newborns and patron of midwives. He acquired the name “non natus” (unborn) because he was delivered from his mother’s womb by cesarean section. He is the patron saint of Catalonia in Spain, and the many images of him in Puerto Rico attest to the migration of Catalonians to the island in the nineteenth century.

Title
San Ramon Nonato
Artist
Date
late 18th-early 19th century
On View
Dimensions
12 x 4 5/8 x 4 7/8 in. (30.5 x 11.8 x 12.4 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Teodoro Vidal Collection

Mediums
Mediums Description
carved and painted wood
Classifications
Keywords
  • Religion – saint – St. Raymond
Object Number
1996.91.39
Palette
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