Mexico City: Antonio Vanegas Arroyo, . Broadsheet, approximately 11.5 x 7.75 inches. Light wear at edges; two small chips at top edge, not entering printed area. Dampstain to upper right corner; light soiling. About very good. Item #2269
A lively example of the popular broadsheets published by Antonio Vanegas Arroyo and illustrated by José Guadalupe Posada. The present broadsheet relates the supposedly true events of a murder committed in Tuxpan by a lustful woman scorned. "This is the story of a young woman, María Antonia Rodríguez, born to a good family, who suffered the consequences of her evil behavior. She asked her compadre to come to her house, where she told him that she wanted to have an affair with him. He refused, and she stabbed him to death. God then caused her house to be consumed by flames" - Tyler. The text of the broadsheet tells this story in both prose and verse, with song lyrics on the verso. The illustration itself is one of Posada's most striking -- showing two devils cheering on Rodriguez as she ragefully stabs her erstwhile companion -- and is an etching rather than a woodcut. Rather scarce, and one of the more interesting and visually engaging examples of Posada's work with Arroyo.
Tyler, Posada's Mexico 62.