Holy Trinity Retablo Painted on Tin 19th Century
Ht. 11" x W. 8" x D. 8"
Retablos, small devotional paintings, usually oil on tin, were brought to the new world by the Spanish, who taught indigenous artists. The quality of the painting is sometimes exquisite with expressive faces, sometimes more naïve and charming. Retablos are excellent examples of folk art. They were widely used over altars in churches or purchased by parishioners to hang in their homes.
The Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in the form of the dove, is depicted in this 19th Century retablo.