Thesis Proclamation of José Vicente Maldonado y Trespalacios, dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe
Baltasar Troncoso y Sotomayor (Mexican, 1725–1791)
Herederos de María de Rivera (Mexican, active ca. 1754–68)
Woodcut, letterpress and engraving (image of the Virgin) printed on white silk with a decorative metalic thread border backed with a panel of red silk.
Sheet: 26 5/8 × 19 1/8 in. (67.6 × 48.5 cm)
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsy Fund, 1946
Not on view
This is a thesis presented to the Royal University of Mexico by a candidate for a degree in Medicine. The thesis is dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe, whose image is included in the form of a small engraving with a Latin inscription that translates 'He hath done this for no other nation.' The phrase affirmed that the Virgin’s miraculous apparition in Mexico was a sign of divine favor. It was invoked with particular frequency after 1737 when the Virgin of Guadalupe was credited with intervening to end a deadly epidemic.
Vendor: Jean Charlot (French, Paris 1898–1979 Honolulu, Hawaii)