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Exquisite depiction of Our Lady of Mercy, who is indeed 'Virgen de la Merced' and 'Virgen de las Mercedes.' The title is of Spanish origin, as 'Merced' means a favor attributed by Mary to those who ask for her mediative role. The religious order of the Mercedarians was key in Spain and Latin America, and was originally founded by Peter Nolascus to redeem Christian captives during the Arab occupation of Spain in the middle ages. Today, Our Lady of Mercy is the patron saint of prisons and prisoners in general.
This oil on canvas by Edgar Aguirre Gomez is painted in the style of the Cuzco School, reminiscent of the Renaissance painters of religious scenes.
Titled "Virgen de las Mercedes" in Spanish.