Southwest Folklore Center Magdalena de Kino painted glass collection, 1965- (bulk 1976- )

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Southwest Folklore Center Magdalena de Kino painted glass collection, 1965- (bulk 1976- )

SWF 003


Collection Summary

Creator: University of Arizona. Southwest Folklore Center
Collection Name:Southwest Folklore Center Magdalena de Kino painted glass collection,
Inclusive Dates: 1965- (bulk 1976- )
Physical Description:10 linear feet
Abstract:The collection consists of examples of reverse painting on glass objects, usually with tin borders, decorative trim or frames. The painted glass collection includes crosses; pieces intended for wall hanging; boxes and examples of unfinished pieces; and pieces from cultural traditions outside the Magdalena de Kino, Mexico, area. The pieces in this collection represent the work of itinerant artisans known as pajareros, or "birdcatchers," from Magdalena de Kino, Mexico.
Collection Number: SWF 003
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733
URL: http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/

Scope and Content Note

Specimens of reverse painting on glass backed with tinfoil and either cardboard or tin. The majority of the specimens are crosses, rectangular pieces or boxes. Some pieces incorporate a commercially printed illustration of a saint into the design. All pieces have been collected in Magdalena de Kino, Sonora, Mexico, during the city's annual festival honoring its patron saint, San Francisco. Also included in the collection are unpainted glass boxes containing statuettes of San Francisco, a number of unfinished pieces, a hand-drawn template, and several comparison pieces from other cultural traditions. The collection also includes photographs of artisans and Magdalena de Kino festival scenes.

The collection consists of examples of reverse painting on glass objects, usually with tin borders, decorative trim or frames. The collection includes crosses; pieces intended for wall hanging; boxes and examples of unfinished pieces; and pieces from cultural traditions outside the Magdalena de Kino, Mexico, area. The pieces in this collection represent the work of itinerant artisans known as pajareros, or "birdcatchers," from Magdalena de Kino, Mexico, who make and sell them at the annual festival of San Francisco in Magdalena de Kino, Mexico. The major forms of these pieces are decorative crosses, rectangular pieces intended for wall hanging, and decorative boxes. The rectangular pieces usually include a clear area in the glass for the inclusion of an illustration, either supplied by the artist, or for the purchaser to customize. The collection also includes clear glass boxes with tin frames containing the likeness of San Francisco, the patron saint of Magdalena de Kino. The collection includes photographs of painted glass artisans, scenes from the festival of San Francisco, and scenery from the surrounding Sonoran countryside.

Artists represented in the collection include Francisco, Gregoria and Guadelupe Guttierez; Anastacio, Eduardo, Jesús, Matilde and Martín León; Álvaro and Catalina Moreno; Olga Ruiz; and members of the Francisco Silva family. The collection does not necessarily represent a complete sample of all styles of art for sale in any given year. Attempts have been made, however, to see that all artists are represented in the pieces collected each year. Each piece in the collection is identified by name, year, and sequence number as follows: Surname, First Name: Year - Sequence Number. Where the date or artist are unknown, this is indicated in the appropriate portion of the identifier.


Organization

This collection is organized into six series:

Restrictions

Restrictions

None.

Copyright

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Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Griffith, James S.
Guttierez, Francisco
Guttierez, Gregoria
Guttierez, Guadelupe
León, Anastacio
León, Eduardo
León, Jesús
León, Martín
León, Matilde
Martín López, María del Pilar
Moreno, Álvaro
Ruiz, Olga

Corporate Name(s)
University of Arizona. Southwest Folklore Center

Subject(s)
Art, Mexican -- Mexico -- Magdalena de Kino
Christian art and symbolism -- Mexico -- Magdalena de Kino
Folk art -- Mexico -- Magdalena de Kino
Glass underpainting -- Mexico -- Magdalena de Kino

Genre Form(s)
Artifacts -- Mexico -- Magdalena de Kino
Photographs
Reverse painting on glass -- Mexico -- Magdalena de Kino


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Southwest Folklore Center Magdalena de Kino painted glass collection (SWF 003). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.


Container List

Series I: Crosses, 1979-
Most crosses include decorative tin finials (pieces placed on the four ends of the crosses). The dates on all crosses are suffixed by the letter "c" to denote them as such. All are in good condition unless otherwise noted.
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11 Text to accompany a painted glass exhibit in the University of Arizona Library Special Collections. , October 1 - November 25, 1996
12 Leon family: 1997c-1. Abstract pattern (pseudo-combed), no image, trapezoidal base, no finials, decorative tin work. , 1997
13 León, Anastacio: 1994c-1. Abstract pattern, image of the Sacred Heart, trapezoidal base, no finials. Chipped paint. , 1994
14 León, Anastacio: 1995c-1. Abstract pattern, no image, stepped base, tin finials. , 1995
15 León, Anastacio: 1995c-2. Geometric pattern, no image, stepped base, tin finials. , 1995
16 León, Anastacio: 1996c-1. Abstract pattern, no image, trapezoidal base, tin finials. , 1996
17 León, Jesús: 1979c-1. Floral pattern, images of San José and San Francisco, trapezoidal base, no finials. Fair condition. , 1979
18 León, Jesús: 1981c-1. Floral pattern, images of Jesus and the Virgin of Guadalupe, trapezoidal base, no finials. Fair condition. , 1981
19 León, Jesús: 1984c-1. Abstract pattern, images of the vision of the Virgin of Guadalupe and San Francisco, trapezoidal base, no finials. Broken glass. , 1984
110 León, Jesús: 1988c-1. Abstract pattern, images of the Santo Niño de Atocha and San Martín Caballero, trapezoidal base, no finials. , 1988
111 León, Jesús: 1990c-1. Abstract pattern, images of Jesus and Saint Luke, trapezoidal base, no finials. Broken weld. , 1990
112 León, Matilde: 1996c-1. Abstract pattern, no image, trapezoidal base, no finials, decorative tin work. , 1996
113 León, Matilde: 1996c-2. Geometric pattern, no image, trapezoidal base, no finials, decorative tin work. , 1996
114 Moreno, Álvaro: 1995c-1. Floral pattern, image of the Holy Trinity, no base, no finials. , 1995
Series II: Rectangular Pieces, 1976-
These pieces usually include a rectangular opening in the glass in which a commercially printed illustration has been placed. Some pieces include a blank opening for completion by the purchaser. All pieces labeled "León Family" were sold at the León family booth, however the specific artist within the family is unknown. All of Olga Ruiz's pieces have cardboard backings which are held on by handmade clips of tin. Item descriptions include a description of the shape of the opening. All are in good condition unless otherwise noted.
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115 Ruiz, Olga: 1979-1. Floral pattern, no image: rectangle. Loose clips and chipped glass. , 1979
116 Ruiz, Olga: 1979-2. Floral pattern, no image: 2 hearts. Scratched glass. , 1979
117 Ruiz, Olga: 1980-1. Floral pattern, no image: rectangle. Scratched paint and chipped glass. , 1980
118 Ruiz, Olga: 1983-1. Floral pattern, no image: heart and rectangle. Broken corner. , 1983
119 Ruiz, Olga: 1986-1. Floral pattern, image of San Francisco: rectangle. Chipped corner. , 1986
120 Ruiz, Olga: 1988-1. Floral pattern, no image: 2 hearts. Scratched paint. , 1988
121 Ruiz, Olga: 1988-2. Floral pattern, no image: heart and rectangle. , 1988
122 Ruiz, Olga: 1989-1. Floral pattern, no image: heart. , 1989
123 Ruiz, Olga: 1989-2. Floral pattern with 2 birds, no image: rectangle. Chipped corner. , 1989
124 Ruiz, Olga: 1990-1. Floral pattern with bird, no image: 2 hearts. , 1989
125 Ruiz, Olga: 1991-1. Floral pattern, no image: rectangle. Loose clips. , 1991
126 Ruiz, Olga: 1992-1. Floral pattern, no image: 2 squares. Warped cardboard. , 1992
127 Ruiz, Olga: 1992-2. Floral pattern with bird, no image: 2 hearts. Chipped corner. , 1992
128 Ruiz, Olga: 1995-1. Floral pattern, no image: 2 hearts. Scratched paint. , 1995
129 Ruiz, Olga: 1995-2. Floral pattern, no image: rectangle. , 1995
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21 Alcanta, Candelario: 1982-1. Floral pattern, image of San Francisco: rectangle. Image askew. , 1982
22 Alcanta, Candelario: 1982-1. Floral pattern, image of San Francisco: rectangle. Image askew. , 1982
23 Guttierez, Francisco: 1980-2. Floral pattern, no image: rectangle. , 1980
24 Guttierez, Gregoria: 1985-1. Floral pattern, no image: rectangle and heart. Fair condition. , 1985
25 Guttierez, Guadelupe: 1982-1. Floral pattern, no image: rectangle. Clips no longer work. , 1982
26 Moreno, Álvaro: 1982-1. Floral pattern, image of San Francisco: rectangle. Fair condition. , 1982
27 Moreno, Álvaro: 1982-2. Geometric pattern, image of San Francisco: rectangle. , 1982
28 Moreno, Álvaro: 1982-3. Architectural pattern, image of San Francisco: rectangle. Loose back and frame. , 1982
29 Moreno, Álvaro: 1984-1. Geometric pattern, image of the Virgin of Guadalupe: rectangle. , 1984
210 Moreno, Álvaro: 1984-1. Geometric pattern, image of the Virgin of Guadalupe: rectangle. , 1984
211 Moreno, Álvaro: 1985-1. Floral pattern, image of Nuestra Señora de la Soledad del Parral: rectangle. , 1984
212 Moreno, Álvaro: 1986-1. Floral pattern, image of the Virgin Mary: oval. Fair condition. , 1986
213 Moreno, Álvaro: 1990-1. Floral pattern, painted-on image of the Virgin of Guadalupe [no commercially printed illustration]. , 1990
214 Moreno, Álvaro: 1992-1. Floral pattern, image of San Francisco: rectangle. Fair condition. , 1992
215 Moreno, Álvaro: 1993-1. Floral pattern, image of the Virgin of Guadalupe: rectangle. , 1993
216 Moreno, Álvaro: 1995-1. Floral pattern, image of El Santo Niño de Atocha: rectangle. , 1995
217 Moreno, Álvaro: 1995-2. Floral pattern, image of San Isidro: rectangle. , 1995
218 Moreno, Álvaro: 1996-1. Geometric pattern, image of San Ignacio de Loyola: rectangle. , 1996
219 Moreno, Álvaro: 1996-2. Geometric pattern, image of Santa Lucia: rectangle. , 1996
220 Moreno, Álvaro: 1996-3. Floral pattern, image of San Francisco: rectangle. , 1996
221 Moreno, Álvaro: 1997-1. Abstract/geometric pattern, Nuestra Señora de Altagraria: rectangle. , 1997
222 Moreno, Álvaro: 1997-2. Floral, San Francisco. Rectangle. , 1997
223 Moreno, Catalina: 1979-1. Floral pattern, no image: rectangle. Rusted clips. , 1979
224 León Family: 1990-1. Floral pattern with bird, no image: 5 hearts. Fair condition. , 1990
225 León Family: 1990-2. Floral pattern, image of the Virgin of Guadalupe: rectangle. , 1990
226 León Family: 1990-3. Floral pattern with 2 birds, no image: 2 rectangles. Fair condition. , 1990
227 León Family: 1991-1. Floral pattern, no image: rectangle. , 1991
228 León Family: 1997-1: Landscape, Vrgin of Guadelupe: rectangle. , 1997
229 León Family: 1997-2: No pattern, Jesus Malverde: rectangle. , 1997
230 León, Anastacio: 1992-1. Floral pattern, image of Juan Diego and his tilma with the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe. The painted pattern runs right up to the edge of the figures represented instead of forming a border around them. , 1992
231 León, Anastacio: 1992-2. Floral pattern, image of San Francisco: outline. Some smeared paint. , 1992
232 León, Anastacio: 1992-3. Landscape pattern, images of the eagle and serpent emblem and the Virgin of Guadalupe: oval. Fair condition. , 1992
233 León, Anastacio: 1993-1. Floral pattern, image of the Virgin of Guadalupe: rectangle. Fair condition. , 1993
234 León, Anastacio: 1993-2. Floral pattern with 2 birds, no image: rectangle. Loose clips. , 1993
235 León, Anastacio: 1993-3. Floral pattern, no image: 4 hearts. Scratched and slightly smeared paint. , 1993
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31 León, Anastacio: 1993-4. Floral pattern, image of Nuestra Señora de la Caridad de Cobre: rectangle. Chipped glass. , 1993
32 León, Anastacio: 1993-5. Landscape pattern, images of the Eagle & Serpent emblem and the Virgin of Guadalupe: outline. Fair condition. , 1993
33 León, Anastacio: 1994-1. Floral pattern, image of San Francisco: rectangle. , 1994
34 León, Anastacio: 1994-2. Memorial panel with dove, hearts, and a floral pattern, image of Luis Donaldo Colosio: rectangle. , 1994
35 León, Anastacio: 1995-1. Tin work frame, image of the Mano Poderosa [no glass painting]: rectangle. , 1995
36 León, Anastacio: 1995-2. Abstract pattern with tin corner pieces, image of San José: rectangle. , 1995
37 León, Anastacio: 1995-3. Cactus pattern, images of the Eagle & Serpent emblem, a heart, and the Virgin of Guadalupe: outline. Fair condition. , 1995
38 León, Anastacio: 1995-4. Memorial panel with dove, hearts, and the Eagle & Serpent emblem, image of Luis Donaldo Colosio: rectangle. , 1995
39 León, Anastacio: 1996-1. Abstract pattern, image of San Francisco: rectangle. , 1996
310 León, Anastacio: 1996-2. Tin Work frame, image of The last supper: rectangle. , 1996
311 León, Anastacio: 1996-3. Tin Work frame, image of San Francisco: rectangle. , 1996
312 León, Anastacio: 1996-4. Abstract pattern, image of San Martín Caballero: rectangle. , 1996
313 León, Anastacio: 1996-5. Tin Work frame, image of San Francisco: rectangle. , 1996
314 León, Anastacio: 1996-6. Abstract pattern, image of the Virgin of Guadalupe: rectangle. , 1996
315 León, Anastacio: 1997-1. Geometric, San Ramon Norrato: rectangle. , 1997
316 León, Anastacio: 1997-2. Floral, San Francisco: rectangle. , 1997
317 León, Anastacio: 1997-3. Eagle, serpent, dove and hearts, Virgin of Guadelupe: rectangle. , 1997
318 León, Eduardo: 1982-1. Abstract pattern, image of San Alejo: rectangle. Chipped glass and bent frame. , 1982
319 León, Martín: 1983-1. Floral pattern, no image: 6 hearts. Fair condition. , 1983
320 León, Martín: 1983-2. Floral pattern, no image: 7 hearts. Chipped corner and scratched paint. , 1983
321 eón, Martín: 1983-3. Floral pattern, no image: 2 squares. Scratched paint. , 1983
322 León, Martín: 1994-1. Cactus pattern, images of the Eagle & Serpent emblem and the Virgin of Guadalupe: rectangle. , 1994
323 León, Jesús: 1976-1. Floral pattern, image of San Francisco: rectangle. Faded. , 1976
324 León, Jesús: 1979-1. Abstract pattern, image of La Omnipresencia de Dios: rectangle. Fair condition. , 1979
325 León, Jesús: 1979-2. Geometric pattern, image of San Francisco: rectangle. , 1979
326 León, Jesús: 1980-1. Floral pattern, image of San Francisco: rectangle. Loose Frame. , 1980
327 León, Jesús: 1982-1. Floral pattern, image of a guardian angel: rectangle. Broken glass and loose frame. , 1982
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41 León, Jesús: 1984-1. Floral pattern, image of San Francisco: contains an extra empty panel for purchaser use. Fair condition. , 1984
42 León, Jesús: 1985-1. Floral pattern with birds, no image: 2 rectangles. Scratched paint. , 1985
43 León, Jesús: 1985-2. Floral pattern with birds, no image: 2 rectangles. Fair condition. , 1985
44 León, Jesús: 1986-1. Floral pattern, image of San Francisco: rectangle. , 1986
45 León, Jesús: 1986-2. Floral pattern, image of Nuestra Señora del Sagrado Corazón: rectangle. Fair condition. , 1986
46 León, Jesús: 1987-1. Floral pattern, image of Nuestra Señora del Sagrado Corazón: rectangle. , 1987
47 León, Jesús: 1987-2. Floral pattern, no image: 3 hearts. Fair condition. , 1987
48 León, Jesús: 1987-3. Floral pattern, image of San Ramón Nonnatus: rectangle. Fair condition. , 1987
49 León, Jesús: 1987-4. Floral pattern, image of San Francisco: rectangle. Fair condition. , 1987
410 León, Jesús: 1987-5. Abstract pattern, images of Eagle & Serpent emblem, San Francisco, the vision of the Virgin of Guadalupe, and an Angel: rectangle. Fair condition. , 1987
411 León, Jesús: 1988-1. Floral pattern, image of the Virgin of Guadalupe: rectangle. , 1988
412 León, Jesús: 1988-2. Floral pattern, image of San Francisco: rectangle. Fair condition. , 1988
413 León, Jesús: 1989-1. Floral pattern, images of the Virgin of Guadalupe and the Eagle & Serpent emblem: oval. , 1989
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414 León, Jesús: 1989-2. Floral pattern, image of the Virgin of Guadalupe: oval. Fair condition. , 1989
415 León, Jesús: 1990-1. Abstract pattern, image of Santa Eduviges: rectangle. , 1990
416 Unknown: 1987-1. "Benedice esta casa", image of San Francisco: outline. Plastic frame, Fair condition. , 1987
417 Unknown: 1987-2. Floral pattern, no image: rectangle. , 1987
418 Unknown: 1991-1. Abstract pattern, image of San Francisco: rectangle. Octagonal frame, 1991
419 Unknown: 1991-2. Floral pattern, image of San Francisco: rectangle. , 1991
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51 Guttierez, Francisco: [no date]-1. Floral pattern, image of the Virgin of Guadalupe: rectangle. Frame loose. , No Date
52 Unknown: 1991-3. Floral pattern, image of San Martín Caballero: rectangle. Frame, backing, and image are all loose. , 1991
Series III: Boxes, 1980-
Boxes are designated by appending the letter "b" to the date. All pieces labeled "Francisco Silva family" were acquired at the Silva booth, however, the specific artist within the family is unknown. All are in good condition unless otherwise noted.
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61 Guttierez, Francisco: 1980b-1. Geometric pattern, image of El Santo Niño de Atocha: rectangle. , 1980
62 León, Jesús: 1980b-1. Floral pattern. , 1980
63 León, Jesús: 1981b-1. Floral pattern. , 1981
64 León, Jesús: 1989b-1. Abstract and cactus patterns, images of Juan Diego and the Virgin of Guadalupe. , 1989
65 Moreno, Álvaro: 1982b-1. Floral pattern. , 1982
66 Moreno, Álvaro: 1987b-1. Floral and Abstract patterns. , 1987
67 Moreno, Álvaro: 1994b-1. Floral and geometric patterns. , 1994
68 Moreno, Álvaro: 1997b-1. Abstract floral patterns. , 1997
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71 Alcanta, Candelario: 1982b-1. Floral pattern. Broken glass on lid. , 1982
72 León, Matilde: 1996b-1. Clear glass box with decorative tin work, statuette of the Virgin of Guadalupe, and dried flowers. This piece resembles a nicho, or small shrine. , 1996
73 Moreno, Álvaro: 1988b-1. Floral and geometric patterns, 3-D image of the Virgin of Guadalupe: rectangle. This piece resembles a nicho, or small shrine. , 1988
74 Francisco Silva family: 1993b-1. Abstract and geometric patterns. , 1993
75 Unknown: b-1. Statuette of San Francisco in a clear glass box. , 1980-
76 Unknown: b-2. Statuette of San Francisco in a clear glass box. , 1980-
77 Unknown: b-3. Statuette of San Francisco in a clear glass box. , 1980-
78 Unknown: b-4. Statuette of San Francisco in a clear glass box. , 1980-
79 Unknown: b-5. Statuette of San Francisco in a clear glass box. , 1980-
710 Unknown: b-6. Statuette of San Francisco in a clear glass box. , 1980-
Series IV: Unfinished Works, Templates, and Comparison Pieces,
Various pieces which illustrate the stages of work in the creation of reverse painted glass. Unfinished pieces show rough outlines of the finished designs, or early stages in the painting process. The series includes several comparison pieces which are mass-produced, or from other cultural traditions. Comparison pieces are identified by the letters "CP" and a numeral, followed by their place of origin or provenance.
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81 Unfinished pieces. , No Date
82 Unfinished pieces. , No Date
83 Unfinished pieces. , No Date
84 Hand-drawn template. , No Date
85 CP1. Oaxaca, Mexico. , No Date
86 CP2. Bavaria, Germany. , No Date
87 CP3. Mass-produced piece. , No Date
Series V: Photographs, 1965-
Photographs of Magdalena de Kino painted glass artisans, and San Francisco festival scenery. Also includes general photographs of Sonoran scenery, roadside shrines in Sonora and in the Tohono O'odham nation.
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9-11 Photographs. , 1965-
Series VI: Pieces From Other Arizona/Sonora Borderland Locations, 1998-1999
Boxes, tin cutouts, and other pieces collected from locations in the Arizona/Sonora bordeland other than Magdalena de Kino,Sonora. Many of the same artistsfrom the Magdalena de Kino pieces are represented. Location in which item was procured is indicated after piece number.
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121 León, Anastacio: 1998-1. Tumacacori Mission. Tin cutout, image of Tumacacori. Accompanying documentation. , 1998
122 León, Anastacio: 1999-1. Tumacacori Mission. Box with geometric patterns on sides and postcard of Tumacacori Mission under glass lid. , 1999
123 León, Anastacio: 1999-2. Tumacacori Mission. Rectangular, painted glass image of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha. , 1999