Constance Coleman Richardson
Study for Children on the Steps of La Recolección, Antigua Guatemala, 1963
Oil on paper
In fine condition aside from pinholes in corners and 1/2" tear in upper edge. Ex-collection Kennedy Galleries, Inc. Study for "Children on the steps of La Recolección" (1963) which was illustrated in the Kennedy Galleries catalgoue No. 4.
Antigua Guatemala, a colonial capital of art and culture, was founded in 1543 and destroyed by an earthquake in 1773. The earthquake was so severe that it caused the capital to be moved to Guatemala City. Several ruined churches and monasteries sprinkled throughout the city attest to the violence of the damage.