CPPC Colonial Art Donation: Press Kit

The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) is pleased to announce the donation of 119 pieces from its collection of colonial art, one of the five collections that comprise the CPPC, to five leading institutions committed to the conservation and study of the legacies of art from the colonial and early republican periods in Latin America: the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin; Denver Art Museum, Colorado; Hispanic Society Museum & Library, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Massachusetts; and the Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI), Peru.


For more information, please contact Mariana Barrera-Pieck, Communciations Manager, at: mbpieck@coleccioncisneros.org

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Images
Selection of Donated Artworks (Left-click on thumbnail to download the hi-res image):

Juan Pedro López (1724–1787), Venezuela, Tabernacle with Saints Joachim and Anne (18th century). Oil and tempera on wood. Open: 91.1 x 88.3 x 16.5 cm (35 7/8 x 34 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.), Closed: 91 x 58 x 16.5 cm (35 7/8 x 22 7/8 x 6 1/2 in.). Blanton Museum. Promised gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros

Unidentified artist, Venezuela, Our Lady of Sorrows (18th century). Oil on wood. 26 x 19.7 cm (10 1/4 x 7 3/4 in.). Blanton Museum. Promised gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros

Juan Pedro López (1724–1787), Venezuela, Our Lady of Mount Carmel (c. 1760). Oil on canvas. 50.2 x 36.2 cm (19 3/4 x 14 1/4 in.). Blanton Museum. Promised gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros in memory of Venerable Servant of God Mother Carmen Rendiles Martínez, SDJ

Unidentified artist, Venezuela, Side chair (c. 1825). Mahogany. 90 x 49 x 51 cm (35 7/16 x 19 5/16 x 20 1/16 in.), Seat height: 44 cm (17 5/16 in.). Blanton Museum. Gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros

Joseph P. Whiting (1800–1849), United States, Easy chair (c. 1830). Spanish cedar and mahogany 97.8 x 68.6 x 72.4 cm (38 1/2 x 27 x 28 1/2 in.). Blanton Museum. Gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros

Juan Pedro López (1724–1787), Venezuela, Our Lady of Guidance (c. 1762). Oil on wood. 100.3 x 69.2 cm (39 1/2 x 27 1/4 in.). Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Promised gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros in honor of Jorge Rivas

Francisco José Cardozo (active 1768–1820), Venezuela. Fleuron (18th century). Gilded Spanish cedar. 50 x 120 cm (19 11/16 x 47 1/4 in.). Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros in honor of Carolina Cisneros Phelps

 

 

Antonio Mateo de Los Reyes (active 1725–1766), Venezuela, Armchair (c. 1755). Spanish cedar, painted and gilded. 107 x 77 x 56 cm (42 1/8 x 30 5/16 x 22 1/16 in.). Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros in honor of Carlos Duarte

Serafín Antonio Almeida (1752–1822), Venezuela, Easy Chair (1795–1800). Spanish cedar veneered in gateado and carreto woods. 124.5 x 77 x 80 cm (49 x 30 5/16 x 31 1/2 in.). Denver Art Museum. Gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros in honor of Rafael Romero

Domingo Gutiérrez (1709–1793), Venezuela, Tabernacle (18th century). Gilded Spanish cedar. Closed: 52.2 x 33 x 10.2 cm (20 1/2 x 13 x 4 in.), Open: 52.2 x 41.9 x 10.2 cm (20 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 4 in.). Denver Art Museum. Promised gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros

Antonio José Landaeta (active 1748–1799), Venezuela, Immaculate Conception (c. 1795). Oil on canvas. 75.6 x 47.6 cm (29 3/4 x 18 3/4 in.). Denver Art Museum. Promised gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros in honor of Frederick and Jan Mayer

Juan Pedro López (1724–1787), Venezuela, Saint Matthew (c. 1770). Oil on canvas. 138.4 x 95.9 cm (54 1/2 x 37 3/4 in.). Denver Art Museum. Promised gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros in honor of Mateo R. Barnetche

Domingo Tomás Núñez (1735–1801), Venezuela, Sacrarium (c. 1790). Silver. 16.4 x 15 x 7 cm (6 7/16 x 5 7/8 x 2 3/4 in.). Denver Art Museum. Promised gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros in honor of Gisela and Carlos Padula

José Gil de Castro y Morales (1785–1841), Peru, Portrait of Don Juan Francisco de Izcue y Sáez de Texada (1834). Oil on canvas. 100 x 85 cm (39 3/8 x 33 7/16 in.). Museo de Arte de Lima. Gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros in honor of Natalia Majluf

Antonio Mateo de Los Reyes (active 1725–1766), Venezuela, Armchair for the Brotherhood of San Pedro (1755). Carved and gilded Spanish cedar, silk velvet upholstery. 140 x 83 x 65 cm (55 1/8 x 32 11/16 x 25 9/16 in.). The Hispanic Society of America. Promised gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros in honor of Philippe de Montebello