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Juan de las Roelas

(1558 - 1625)

Born in Flanders, Juan de las Roelas spent his entire career as a painter in Spain. Originally trained as a Mannerist, he came to embrace the Baroque style of painting.

In this, as in most of these paintings, a thin stream of milk can be seen flowing from the Virgin Mother's breast to the lips of St. Bernard of Clairvaux. This is an important element when trying to interpret the true meaning of this vision.

Painted in 1611, today this Vision of St. Bernard resides in Hospital de San Bernardo, Seville Spain.