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PDC; Section 3; Shelf C; Posada Print Collection Box 010

José Guadalupe Posada Print Collection ➔ Loa Dicha por Sancho Panza y Dona Cenobia. En Honorde la Pureza de Mari­a Santa­sima (Praise by Good Fortune Spoken by Sancho Panza and Dona Cenobia. In Honor of the Purity of the Most Holy Mary)

Artwork
Medium:
Newsprint
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 12 in Width: 8 in
Description:
The title, "Loa Dicha por Sancho Panza y Dona Cenobia. En Honorde la Pureza de Mari­a Santa­sima" means "Praise by Good Fortune Spoken by Sancho Panza and Dona Cenobia. In Honor of the Purity of the Most Holy Mary". The image is in black and white with a border and the image is double sided. Front: The image starts with a picture of a man and a woman at the top, the woman is eating a spoonful of beans from a pot and a man to her right is very angry raising both fists. They're both grotesque looking people. Below them is the title and then two columns of text. Back: The back of the image is a continuation of the two columns of text.
Historical Context:
José Guadalupe Posada was a Mexican engraver and lithographer best known for his "calaveras" ("skeletons"), which often assume various costumes, such as the "Calavera de la Catrina" ("Skeleton of the Female Dandy"), which was meant to satirize the life of the upper classes during the reign of Porfirio Dí­az. Most of his imagery was meant to make a religious or satirical point. Since his death however, his images have become associated with the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos ("Day of the Dead"). He started out making comics for a local Mexican newspaper of Aguascalientes called "El Jicote" ("The Bumblebee"), which was discontinued after one of his comics severely offended a powerful politician.