Author: N / A
Created: 18th–early 19th century.
Material / technique: oil on canvas.
Dimensions: 94x64 cm.
Our Lady of Pažaislis is an iconographic image of Our Lady of Pažaislis. It is otherwise known as Camaldolese Mother of God or Mother of Fair Love and is thought to have been given by Pope Alexander VII as a gift to Kristupas Zigmantas Pacas, the founder of the monastery in Pažaislis in 1661 together with the permit to establish it, and that Pacas donated the painting to the Camaldolese monks. The painting is considered to be one of the images of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, which is highlighted with the oval wreath of flowers around the edges thus creating a real earthly environment. Due to the insular type of monastic life of Camaldolese, there are few replicas of the painting in Pažaislis – only a few are known to be available at Camaldolese monasteries.
Reference: "The Lithuanian art collection of Jaunius Gumbis". Museum and Collector - 6. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2016, P. 148.
Published: "The Lithuanian art collection of Jaunius Gumbis". Museum and Collector - 6. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2016, P. 149.