Colonial Art

See highlights from the collection below.
The core of colonial art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection consists of painting, furnishings and religious objects created in Venezuela during the Hispanic and Republican periods, from the early seventeenth century through the mid-nineteenth century.  The colonial art collection also includes a selection of works from the same era in other Latin American countries, which serve as a frame of reference in conjunction with the Venezuelan pieces.

 

  • Unidentified artist, Venezuela

    Easy Chair

    1810–1815

    Cedar, upholstery

    105 x 71 x 38 cm (41 5/16 x 27 15/16 x 14 15/16 in.)

  • Unidentified artist, Peru

    Writing Box

    18th century

    Cedar box plastered in mother-of-pearl with painted and gilded interior, iron lock

    16.5 x 34 x 42.9 cm (6 1/2 x 13 3/8 x 16 7/8 in.)

  • Desconocido, México, San Miguel Arcángel (Siglo XVIII)

    Unidentified artist, Mexico

    Saint Michael the Archangel

    18th century

    Oil on canvas

    156.5 x 104.9 cm (61 5/8 x 41 5/16 inches)

  • Fernando Álvarez Carneiro, La Santísima Trinidad (1730)

    Fernando Álvarez Carneiro

    The Holy Spirit

    1730

    Oil on canvas

    160.8 x 103.1 cm

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  • Buenaventura José Guiol, Yndios Barbaros

    Buenaventura José Guiol

    Yndios Barbaros

    Oil on canvas

    51 x 80.5 cm (20 1/16 x 31 11/16")

  • Unidentified artist, Indo-Portuguese

    Virgin Mary

    18th century

    Polychromed ivory and gilded wood

    36 x 11.5 x 8 cm (14 3/16 x 4 1/2 x 3 1/8")

  • Unidentified artist, Guatemala

    Coconut embedded in silver

    18th century

    Coconut, silver mount

    17 x 11.5 x 6.8 cm (6 11/16 x 4 1/2 x 2 11/16")

  • Juan José Landaeta

    Our Lady of Mount Carmel

    1800–1810

    Oil, gold and silver on canvas

    65.4 x 48.9 cm (25 3/4 x 19 1/4 in.)

  • School of Caracas

    Tabernacle

    18th century

    Gilded cedar

    Closed: 78.4 x 53.3 x 20.3 cm (30 7/8 x 21 x 8 in.); Open: 78.4 x 81.3 x 20.3 cm (30 7/8 x 32 x 8 in.)

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  • Unidentified artist, Bolivia

    Desks

    18th century

    Wood, Mother-of-Pearl, iron and paint

    40 x 33 x 40.5 cm (15 3/4 x 13 x 15 15/16 in.)

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  • Unknown

    Nuestra Señora de Passau [Our Lady of Passau]

    Oil on canvas

    53.2 x 45.8 cm (20 15/16 x 18 1/16 inches)

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  • José Ramón Cardozo

    Armchair for the Choir of the Caracas Cathedral

    1797

    Mahogany, velvet upholstery

    135.5 x 79 x 65 cm

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  • Unknown

    Tabernáculo [Tabernacle]

    Polychromatic and gilded wood and mirrors

    Open: 129.9 x 91.5 x 261.6 cm (51 1/8 x 36 x 103 inches) Closed: 129.9 x 91.4 x 50.2 cm (51 1/8 x 36 x 19 3/4 inches)

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  • Unknown

    Altar

    Polychromatic and gilded wood. Figures of painted stone and gilded metal

    74.9 x 32 x 15 cm (29 1/2 x 12 5/8 x 5 7/8 inches)

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  • Unknown

    Butaca [Easy Chair]

    Mahogany and pardillo wood

    102 x 64 x 68 cm (40 3/16 x 25 3/16 x 26 3/4 inches)

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  • Unidentified artist, Bolivia

    Water Heater with Internal Brazier

    18th century

    Silver

    27 x 32 x 15 cm (10 5/8 x 12 5/8 x 5 7/8 inches)

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  • Juan Pedro López, (1724–1787)

    Nuestra Señora de La Luz [Our Lady of the Light]

    Oil on canvas

    193 x 132.1cm (76 x 52 inches)

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  • Antonio José Landaeta

    Immaculate Conception

    c. 1795

    Oil on canvas

    75.6 x 47.6 cm

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  • Unknown, Perú

    Costurero [Sewing Box]

    Painted and gilded cedarwood, mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell

    19 x 46 x 34 cm (7 1/2 x 18 1/8 x 13 3/8 inches)

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  • Domingo Tomás Núñez

    Sacrarium

    c. 1790

    Silver

    16.4 x 15 x 7 cm

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