Paintings of genealogical trees were very popular during the 17th century: they represented a famous ancestor as the root of a tree with his descendants as branches. Religious orders also enjoyed these representations. One such painting was offered to the monastery of Dominicans nuns of Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland. It was painted in 1675 by a J. Rolbelis who copied a Flemish engraving representing both the spiritual and blood family of Saint Dominic.
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