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The 1700s: A look back at the world that Miguel Cabrera lived in
The 1700s: A look back at the world that Miguel Cabrera lived in

The world that inspired the art of Miguel Cabrera, and the lost masterpiece of his that was recently acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, was one that few today would recognize. “From Spaniard and Morisca, Albino,” a work of art that depicts a mixed-race family, was painted in 1763. At the time, Mexico was still under the Spanish viceroyalty, the American Revolution was yet to come, and corners of the world remained uncharted and virtually unknown. Cabrera lived from circa 1715 to 1768. That period of time also saw the United States as we know it begin to take shape, a critical advancement for one of the world’s major religions and the...

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