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Adoration of the Magi – by Heinrich Lefler

Adoration of the Magi – by Heinrich Lefler

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This beautiful and stylish “Adoration of the Magi” was done by one of our favorite Art Nouveau artists, Heinrich Lefler. Although known primarily as a set designer at the turn of the last century, he did a number of illustrations for books and calendars which are considered masterpieces today. In this one, from a 1907 song book, the gorgeous colors and patterns create a highly stylized and even exuberant presentation. The heavenly host of angels can be seen in the swath of light behind the throne, coming down to adore Him. The magi are reverent, but the scene has such colors and patterns as to give us a sense of joy, like a celebration. As the Church says, we “celebrate” the Mass.

Like a good many of our prints, we believe we are the only source for this image in the world.

** IMPORTANT ** THE IMAGE IS SMALLER THAN THE PAPER! There is a blank border all around the image of about .5" for 5x7, 1.3" for 8.5x11, 1.6" for 11x14, and 1.75" for 13x17".  All Approx! The white space gives the framed picture a finished look without using a mat.

– Acid-free paper
– Archival pigments, rated to last for generations.
– Cardboard backer
– Above story of the art
– Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.

Thanks for your interest!
Sue & John

“In order to communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art.” ~ St. Pope John Paul II

Original image is out-of-copyright. Descriptive text and image alterations (hence the whole new image) © by Sue Kouma Johnson

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