Virgen de Pomata y Rosario
1700
83" x 68"
Painting, oil on canvas
Region: Bolivia
The Virgin of the Rosary appears crowned with a jeweled diadem sprouting plumes. She and the Christ Child held in her left arm offer the Rosary. She wears a cape over her gown richly embroidered and closed with festoons of pearls held in place by scarlet bows and roses. Many versions of this madonna were created by Andean painters, especially during the eighteenth century. This painting is particularly singular, as the portrait of the patroness who commissioned this work appears below the virgin.