School of Miera y Pacheco
Retablo of Santa Rosalita de Lima
wood, gesso, oil
66 x 39 in.
Massive single board with splits, image painted with oil over wood surface. Rare image for New Mexico: Santa Rosalita stands under a red drape and wears a blue cape from her head flowing to shoulders and over her long cream gown; she holds the Baby Jesus. She wears pink roses on her head and holds roses in her hand, a rosary around her neck. A shaft of light shines from the upper left on a white draped table with a cross. Black painted border partially missing.
Provenance: The Owings Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1994
The Joseph Pytka Collection