Fred R. Kline Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Title: Martyrdom of Five Cristeros, October 8, 1927
Execution of Cristeros by federal soldiers on the outskirts
of San Gabriel, Jalisco, October 8, 1927.
On the same site, the soldiers were ambushed,
suffering the same fate.
Date: made circa 1927 commemorating the recent event
Medium: Oil on Tin
Dimensions: 7.5 x 10.5 in.
Art Market, Mexico (of unknown significance)
Art Market, New Mexico (sold as recent work)
Fred R. Kline Gallery, Santa Fe (discovery, research, and authentication by Fred R. Kline)
Knights of Columbus Museum, New Haven, CT
Sold to Knights of Columbus Museum
John Paul II, on May 21, 2000, canonized 27 Mexican saints, most of whom
were martyred in the Cristero Rebellion of the 1920's, a three-year civil
war that pitted the federal army against priests and peasants and resulted
in 70,000 deaths.