In the Plaza Civica in the historic city of San Miguel de Allende in the central highlands of Guanajuato, Mexico, is a bronze statue of General Ignacio Allende on horseback. He led the first revolt of the Mexican fight for independence from the Spanish empire in 1809. From this heartland of Mexico and its national identity, is a rich colonial period from the mid 15th thru the 19th centuries, He is heroically depicted in battle on a war horse with a single front leg raised, as well as his sword, ready to defend and die. The story of his death, however, was not actually during a battle, rather he was captured by the Spanish army and died a prisoner, According to the European tradition of erecting bronze statues of leaders and significant men on horseback, which was continued in many European colonies well into the 20th century, if the virtuous man depicted did actually die in battle, then at least 2 legs and hooves of the horses were off the ground. If only one is raised as in this statue of Allende, it is understood he fought and was injured in battles, but did not die in one.
The presence of this badge signifies that this business has officially registered with the Art Storefronts Organization and has an established track record of selling art.
It also means that buyers can trust that they are buying from a legitimate business. Art sellers that conduct fraudulent activity or that receive numerous complaints from buyers will have this badge revoked. If you would like to file a complaint about this seller, please do so here.
Verified Secure Website with Safe Checkout
This website provides a secure checkout with SSL encryption.
Buy art with confidence using the Wall Preview Tool. Choose a pre-loaded room setting or upload an image of your own, then adjust the wall color and size of the art product to find the perfect fit for your space.
Uploaded image needs to be 1500px x 723px for an accurate preview