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Gallery Text

Attired in sumptuous ivory robes adorned with a brocade of gold leaf, Santa Rosa, or Saint Rose of Lima, is depicted practicing needlework before a vision of Jesus as a child. The saint was known as the first person born in the American hemisphere to be canonized. A lay member of the Dominican order in life, Saint Rose is globally revered as the patron saint of embroidery and gardening, as well as the patron saint of The Philippines. Scenes from Santa Rosa’s life can be seen in the background, including references to the saint’s vegetarianism and efforts to combat poverty.

Identification and Creation

Object Number
TL42095.2
People
Unidentified Artist
Title
Saint Rose of Lima
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
18th century
Places
Creation Place: South America, Peru, Cuzco
Culture
Spanish Colonial
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/364390

Location

Location
Level 2, Room 2240, European and American Art, 17th–19th century, The Arts in the Eighteenth–Century Atlantic World
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Physical Descriptions

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Canvas: 102.6 × 132.1 cm (40 3/8 × 52 in.)
Frame: 112.4 × 144 × 9.7 cm (44 1/4 × 56 11/16 × 3 13/16 in.)

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Collection of Carl & Marilynn Thoma
Object Number
TL42095.2
Permissions

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Exhibition History

  • 32Q: 2240 18th Century, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 08/06/2024; Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/05/2019 - 12/15/2028