(b. 1624, Genova, d. 1659, Genova)
The Miracle of the Roses1651-52
Oil on canvas, 48 x 38 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg
The subject was probably taken from the legend of St Elisabeth of Hungary. However, it is also assumed that the painting depicts St Rosalie, and it is a study for a larger composition made for the Order of St Cross.