This late-Rococo style vellum wall hanging was likely produced to commemorate the arrival at the convent of Santa Clara in Palma de Mallorca of the noblewoman and nun Raymunda Torella y Despuig (d. 1826). A rare survival of art work made specifically within a female monastic context, the manuscript celebrates Sister Raymunda's devotion to the order of Poor Clares at Palma and documents the names and roles of more than forty women also serving at the convent.
BRMS 151. [Commemorative painting; Convent Art]. Es la rosa, el simbolo m proprio de la pureza.... [Palma de Mallorca, ca. 1780–1800].
Vellum Manuscript Wall hanging
“BRMS 151,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed September 24, 2022, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/1845.