With that large commission piece finished, it was time yesterday to move on to another commission. Out of the blue on the weekend, I had received a phone call from a collector in New Orleans. During the course of our conversation she mentioned that she is just now, finally returning to her home after almost two years. Her grace and dignity in the face of that disaster and the challenges that followed made this little commission a particular delight.
So here is her Saint Rose of Lima.
Although she was only 31 at her death in 1617, she was known as "Mother of the Poor".