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           The series of watercolors, "Corpus Christi" were painted by Francisco González Gamarra between 1930 and 1932, upon his return after many years of absence, in the United States and in Europe.

The Corpus Christi procession is a religious event of great importance in the city of Cusco. It was already alive and well in 1556, in other words, at the dawn of Christianity in America, as stated in "Los Comentarios Reales", a chronical written by Garcilaso Inca de la Vega, the brilliant "mestizo" of Cusco.

Since the 16th century, Corpus Christi has been celebrated splendidly year after year in the ancient capital of the Inca empire. It was so in the 18th century and is today the oldest religious event in the New World.

Francisco González Gamarra’s "Corpus Christi" collection constitutes a precious combination of extraordinary watercolors. In addition, they are first class historical documents of great use to researchers and students of Peruvian culture.

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St. Jerome on the portable - platform



St. Christopher



The archangel of the Almudena

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