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Acknowledgements

Juan A. Padére. Juan Manuel Rosas: Su Iconografía. Buenos Aires: J. Mendesky y Hijo, 1914.

Commentary:

Titled Exterminador de la Anaquia (The Exterminator of Anarchy), the cloth shows Rosas in full military dress and red banner, preparing to kill a seven headed serpent, which represents the chaos caused by the Unitarios in the 1820s.

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