Offering for sale a lovely and quite old original painting on tin or metal, a retablo of the Virgin Mary and Infant Jesus, Madonna and Child. This is from Mexico or South America, and is old and all original. We acquired it from a fellow antique dealer who sold it to us from her home; and since then a fine art restorer who visits our town occasionally told us it was one of the nicest old ones he had seen in a long time. It is framed in dark wood, the framed size 16 & 1/2" by 12 & 5/8", and it is backed by wood. You can see a small glimmer of the back of the painting on the side of the back and we have provided that in the last photo. There is wear on the painting surface from age, as these were never under glass and of course being painted on metal they wore and scratched easier than paintings on canvas. Despite the wear, the faces are beautiful and the overall painting much nicer than most we have ever seen. There are two very small holes in the vicinity of each side of the necklace that Mary is wearing, and we think possibly the original owner might have had something attached there at one time, or even the original painter, as the holes are too carefully placed to be an accident. Very beautiful religious art.
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