• Virgen de Monserrate

    “Virgen de Monserrate*”

    Date sf
    Dimensions 28 15/16" x 20 15/32
    Category Painting
    Medium Oil on wood
    Genre Religious
    Period 17th Century
    Collection Teodoro Vidal Collection
    Acknowledgement *Translation: Virgin of Monserrat

Manuel García

San Germán, PR, 1670-1700

Biography Details

Painter. He was part of a group of painters who worked on the Island during the XVII century. Among that group of artists that cultivated religious art, he is recognized as the first Puerto Rican painter with a painting signed by its author. Two paintings from this artist have been recovered, one that represents the image of Nuestra Señora de Monserrate (Our Lady of Monserrat), retained by a private collection in San Juan, and one depicting the image of Christ crucified known as Cristo de la Salud, preserved in the Capilla del Cristo in Old San Juan.   


  • Arcbishop’s Palace Collection, San Juan, Puerto Rico



Interconexiones: Lecturas Curatoriales de la Colección del MAPR, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2012.