A Mythical Latin American Portrait Gallery:
Rosario Marquardt
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Sor Juana, 1992 
Oil pastel on paper, 17" x 23" 
Alex Angelaides and Barbara Danielson collection 

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (1651- 1693) was Mexican and a dedicated poet.  In order to devote herself to study and to her writing, she became a nun.  Some years later, the Order of San Jeronimo forbade her to write and continue her scholarly activities, and confiscated her library.

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