Our Lady of Valvanera

Oil and gold on canvas | 203.4 x 243.5cm | c. 1770-80

Unknown Cuzco Artist, Peru, second half of 18th Century

This painting depicts the miraculous discovery of the image of Our Lady of Valvanera by the repentant thief-turned-hermit Nuño Oñez, who kneels beside it in adoration. Hidden in the hollow of an oak tree since the time of the Muslim invasion of Spain...
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