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19th Century Painting. Franciscan Convent San Diego de Alcalá, Morelos - $300 (TRABUCO CANYON)

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Rare early 19th century painting of the Franciscan Convent of San Diego de Alcalá, Morelos in Cuautla.

This is a very rare view of what the convent looked like in the early to mid 1800's.
Oil on wood panel, signed at the bottom which looks like "R. A. Castaneda" and then something else under the name.
Written on the back "UN CONVENTO DE FRANCISCANOS ZACUALPAN. BDO. DE MORELOS MEX."
I have acquired 2 paintings by this same artist (one on wood and one on canvas) showing different views of this same ex-convent.
Both paintings were unframed at the time of my acquisition. I have cut down and made frames out of some old stock gold frames that I had from years back. I think this material works OK for these paintings. They could easily be re-framed if desired.
There are no old paintings listed on-line or in any of my art books that show this particular Convent/Church.
A rare glimpse into history.

Please view the photos provided to better describe and show the dimensions of this amazing painting. The last 2 pictures show what it looks like this century.
I will list the other painting in a day or so.

About the Convent:
The Temple and former convent of San Diego is a historical monument located in Cuautla, Morelos. Its construction dates from the sixteenth century. It is part of the route of convents of Morelos and is one of the most important historical buildings in the state, which is protected by the Law of monuments and archaeological zones of the National Institute of Anthropology and History. It was built by the Dominican order and later, the Franciscans called "dieguinos", made more interventions in honor of San Diego around 1640. Apart from its conventual function, it had different uses; during the War of Independence it was one of the most important strategic points for the defense of Cuautla. Later the monastery building became a hotel and then a museum; while the temple and chapel were cellars.

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