(b. 1635, Madrid, d. 1675, Madrid)

St Rose of Lima before the Madonna

Oil on canvas, 206 x 158,5 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

St Rose of Lima (1586-1617) was the first saint from the American colonies. She was an Indian by origin who belonged to the Dominican Order and was canonized in 1673. Her attributes are the roses referring to the legend according to which she wore a crown of thorns from which roses blossomed.