As per a similar source, the agent of the canvas was Fe de Pio, spouse of the renowned portraitist Gig and mother of cutting-edge craftsman Vince, who was at the time offering two Luna works of art to the Nazarenos, the other one entitled La Bete Humaine, or The Human Monster, which was in the end bought by the popular gatherer Teyet Pascual. “Tony and Vicky had just draped that in the house, however then Vicky had this ghostly inclination about the artistic creation. It’s an extremely bleak painting, exceptionally wonderful woman in dark holding a book called La Bete Humaine. [But] they truly preferred [the other] painting, the lady with the uncovered bosom and rosary. It was wonderful The Cursed Woman Painting
The representation graced the Nazarenos’ lounge room in Forbes Park for pretty much a year, in the organization of fine arts by other Filipino bosses, a picture of Fernanda de Jesus by Fernando Amorsolo, and Simon Flores’ 12-foot La Asuncion among them. Being sellers and gatherers themselves, the senior Nazarenos displayed the artistic creation in one of the large workmanship shows held in a lodging during the 1980s. “I feel that was where Mrs. Marcos saw it, in case I’m not mixed up,” says our source.
“She saw it and I think she communicated her goal to buy it. I don’t have a clue whether it was an individual deal or a deal through the lodging. At any rate, she bought it.” It was seen hanging at the president’s office at Malacañang in 1983, the year Ninoy Aquino was killed at the Manila Worldwide Air terminal, a second many think about the start of the Marcoses’ drop from power. It is said that for a period it was in the home of Imee Marcos and it was during this period where she should have endured a premature delivery.
What he knows is that in 1987, during the premiere night of a review show at the Metropolitan Historical center including the artistic creations by Juan Luna and Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo—for which the Nazarenos loaned two of their own Lunas—the spotlight for the Representation of a Woman detonated. The wide range of various lights were fine, aside from the one for that specific work of art. “And afterward all through the run of the show,” includes our source, “annoy burst yung pipe nung historical center and yung dribble was directly before the painting!”
And afterward, obviously, there’s the acclaimed craftsmanship reclamation master Susano “Jun” Gonzales, some time ago the go-to fellow for historical centers and authorities. He was said to have accomplished some work on the Luna picture. He in the end kicked the bucket in a grim homicide.