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18Th Century Cuzco School Oil On Canvas Pope Gregory XIII

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  • €13,919 Euro
  • $15,126 US Dollar

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An important and truly exceptional 18th century Cuzco School (Spanish School, Peru) Oil on Canvas of Pope Gregory XIII.


Attributed to Marcos Zapata or Marcos Sapaca Inca. (Cuzco, Peru, 1710-1773) 


The Cuzco or Cusco school was a Roman Catholic artistic tradition that began in the 1500's in Peru, following the Spanish conquest and subsequent attempts by the Spanish invaders and missionaries to implement the Catholic faith and associated customs upon the Peruvian people. The school was established in the ancient city of Cusco which had previously been the capital of the Incan empire.


Bernardo Bitti arrived in Peru in 1583, and with his arrival the acceleration of Cuzqueno Art flourished. During his two stays in Cusco, Bitti was commissioned to make the main altarpiece of the church of his Order, replaced by another after the earthquake, and painted some masterpieces, such as The Coronation of the Virgin, currently in the museum of the church of La Merced, and the Virgen del pajarito, in the cathedral. 


Cuzco School paintings are marked by their baroque influenced imagery and the subjects of the paintings shown with light focused upon them.


Marcos Zapata, also called Marcos Sapaca Inca, was a Peruvian Quechua painter, born in Cuzco. He was one of the last members of the Cuzco School 


Frame 95 cm Height x 73.5 cm Width x 3.5 cm Depth

Visible Paining approx. 80 cm Height x 59.5 cm Width.


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Seller Location

Hastings, East Sussex, Sussex

Item Dimensions

H: 95cm W: 73.5cm D: 2.5cm


18th Century & Earlier

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

Hastings, East Sussex, Sussex

Item Location

United Kingdom

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