Doña María de los Dolores Gutiérrez del Mazo y Pérez
José Campeche depicted Doña María de los Dolores, a member of Puerto Rico’s Spanish colonial elite, in a fashionably informal dress around the time of her marriage to Don Benito Pérez, a fellow Spaniard and the future viceroy of New Granada.
Campeche was the island’s celebrated portrait and religious painter. His father was an enslaved Puerto Rican of African heritage who purchased his freedom after working as a painter and gilder, and his mother was a white Spanish woman.
Oil on canvas
32 11/16 x 26 in. (83 x 66 cm)
frame: 43 5/16 x 29 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (110.1 x 74.9 x 11.4 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Lilla Brown in memory of her husband, John W. Brown, by exchange
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José Campeche (Puerto Rican, 1751-1809). Doña María de los Dolores Gutiérrez del Mazo y Pérez, ca. 1796. Oil on canvas, 32 11/16 x 26 in. (83 x 66 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Lilla Brown in memory of her husband, John W. Brown, by exchange, 2012.45 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2012.45_PS6.jpg)
overall, 2012.45_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2012
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