As a key participant in the 1686 revitalization of the Guild of Painters and Gilders of Mexico City, Cristóbal de Villalpando (c. 1649–1714) played a critical role in establishing a high standard of practice for painters in seventeenth-century Mexico and beyond.1 Signed and dated at the lower right “Villalpando pinto i invento año de 83,” his large oil on canvas Adoration of the Magi, in the collection of Fordham University, was likely painted in Puebla, as it corresponds to the same year in which the artist produced his first major commission, the magnificent Moses and the Brazen Serpent and the Transfiguration of Christ for the Cathedral of Puebla....

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