SEBASTIÁN LÓPEZ DÁVALOS (MEXICO, 18TH CENTURY).
LA VIRGEN DE LA PIEDAD (“THE VIRGIN OF PITY).
Description:Oil on canvas mounted on wood. Signed and dated.: “Sebastian Lopez Davalos facieba añno 1655”.
Dedication: “A DEVOCION DE GASPAR I DE ANA DE SAN DIEGO”
Text next to the virgin: "O vos onmes qui transitis per viam attendite et videte si est dolor sicut dolor meus ("O all you who walk by on the road, pay attention and see if there be any sorrow like my sorrow.")*.
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76.7 x 53.9” (195 x 137 cm)
*Fragmento of the hymn "O vos omnes" by Tomás Luis de Victoria (Spain, 1548-1611).
Sebastián López Dávalos was one of the most important painters of the late 17th century in New Spain. He studied under the Spanish artista, Gaspar de Angulo. In 1666, he participated in the first inspection of the Virgin of Guadalupe on ayate, along with other renowned personajes. Additionally, he is the autor of paintings found in the Chapel of Saint Cosme and Saint Damian within the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City.
Ruiz Gomar, Rogelio. "Sebastián López Dávalos, un pintor novohispano del siglo XVII". Anales del Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas 16, No. 64 (1993): 15-19.
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