Melchor Pérez Holyguín,
St. Peter Alcántara and St. Teresa of Avila

Circa 1700
Oil on canvas
Hispanic Society of America, New York City

St. Peter was a prominent Franciscan of Teresa's day who helped her found her first convent in 1562 (Butler, IV, 114-16). Like many images of St. Teresa's, this painting uses a dove to represent the importance of Teresa's devotion to the Holy Spirit.

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Photographed at the Hispanic Society by Claire Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.