San Camilo de Lelis-1


  • Represents¬†“San Camilo de Lelis”
  • Superb late 18th century Spanish colonial
  • Referred to as the “Red Cross Saint”
  • Attributed to Lorenzo Hernandez
  • Dated 1890 in lower right
  • Available in Museum Quality Paper and Canvas


This lyrical 19th century folk retablo depicts “San Camilo de Lelis,” often referred to as the “Red Cross Saint.” San Camilo is the patron saint of the sick and nurses, and he is almostalways depicted as he is here, ministering at the hour of death. In almost every example of this subject, San Camilo is shown with small devils, imps and angels, each said to be competing for the dyeing man’s departing soul.

This retablo is attributed to Lorenzo Hernandez, one of Mexico’s most important 19th century retablo painters. Dated 1890 in lower right.

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