The iconography of the polyptych described by Susinno allows us to consider its particular appropriateness for a Messinese Franciscan community.
25) That an architectural portrait of Sta Maria del Gesu should be placed between the Messinese Order's beatified former governor and his first inspiration, St Augustine, is both appropriate and meaningful.
Susinno, Le Vite de'Pittoti Messinese, 1724, M Marfinelli (ed.
del Rev Padre R Samperi Messinese della Compagnia di Gesu.
Similarly, Pietro Brea, inherited a press from his wife, Margherita Bufalini, the widow of the Messinese printer Fausto Bufalini.
Margherita Bufalini, wife of the Messinese printer, Fausto Bufalini, married one of her husband's earlier associates, Pietro Brea, within one year of Fausto's death in 1592.