The piece is a representation derived from the "Salus Populi Romani" painting from the Santa Maria Maggiore basilica in Rome. Due to a miracle which occurred when the basilica was constructed, the painting was named Our Lady of the Snows. This image is inextricably connected with the rosary liturgy propagated by numerous brotherhoods functioning in the Republic. Unfortunately, archival sources provide scarce information about the author of the piece which, according to a signature on the painting, was created in 1785. In 1923, the painting was remade by Gawliński.
Maria Działo, "Our Lady of the Snows ", [in:] "The Sacred Lesser Poland Heritage", 2022, source: https://sdm.upjp2.edu.pl/en/works/our-lady-of-the-snows-4