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.

  • Antonio Mateo de Los Reyes, Silla

    Antonio Mateo de Los Reyes

    Silla [Chair]

    Cedar wood, painted and gilded plaster

    107 x 77 x 56 cm (42 1/8 x 30 5/16 x 22 1/16")

  • 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")

  • Pintor del Tocuyo

    San Miguel Arcángel entre San Francisco Javier y San Francisco de Asís [The Archangel Michael between Saint Francis Xavier and Saint Francis of Assisi]

    Oil and tempera on canvas

    86.4 x 59.1 cm (34 x 23 1/4 inches)

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  • José Lorenzo Zurita, (active 1695 ‑ 1753)

    San José con el Niño en brazos [Saint Joseph with the Christ Child in His Arms]

    Oil on canvas

    88.6 x 104.1 cm (34 7/8 x 41 inches)

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  • Juan Pedro López, (1724–1787)

    San Mateo [Saint Matthew]

    Oil on canvas

    138.4 x 95.9 cm (54 1/2 x 37 3/4 inches)

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  • Francisco José Cardozo, (active 1768–1820)

    Florón [Fleuron]

    Gilded cedarwood

    50 x 120 cm (19 11/16 x 47 1/4 inches)

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  • Escuela de Caracas [School of Caracas]

    Tabernacle

    Cedarwood, oil and goldleaf

    79 x 82 x 18 cm (31 1/8 x 32 5/16 x 7 1/16 inches)

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  • Unknown

    Nuestra Señora de las Angustias [Our Lady of Sorrows]

    Oil on wood

    26.7 x 19.7 cm (10 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches)

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  • Unknown

    Escritorios [Desks]

    Wood, Mother-of-Pearl, iron and paint

    40 x 33 x 40.6 cm (15 3/4 x 13 x 16 inches)

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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

    Silla [Chair]

    Mahogany

    135.5 x 79 x 65 cm (53 3/8 x 31 1/8 x 25 9/16 inches)

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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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  • Unknown

    Pava con Hornillo [Water Heater with Internal Brazier]

    Silver

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

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  • Unknown, Peru

    Baúl [Trunk]

    Cedarwood, polychromatic leather and iron

    62 x 107 x 53 cm (24 7/16 x 42 1/8 x 20 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, (Active 1748–1799)

    Inmaculada Concepción (c.1795) [Immaculate Conception]

    Oil on canvas

    75.6 x 47.6 cm (29 3/4 x 18 3/4 inches)

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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, (1735–1801)

    Sagrario para llevar el viático [Sacrarium]

    Silver

    16.4 x 15 x 7 cm (6 7/16 x 5 7/8 x 2 3/4 inches)

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