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Consoler of the Afflicted –8.5x11" Print – Loreto Embroideries

Consoler of the Afflicted –8.5x11" Print – Loreto Embroideries

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In this image of Mary, Consoler of the Afflicted (Consolatrix Afflectiroum), we have the Blessed Mother comforting a young bride, still in her veil, as her husband goes off to war.

As with all the titles of Mary in the medieval Litany of Loreto, this one expresses an aspect of her relationship to us. The Litany has about 50 titles, and an Italian artist, Ezio Anichini, made illustrations of most of them in 1912. His work is Art Noveau, one of our favorite styles. He makes his Litany precise yet romantic and emotionally engaging.

A seamstress, unknown to history, took 12 or 13 of Anichini’s pictures and made them into exquisite needlework. They are now held by the Royal School of Needlework in London, regarded as masterpieces of beauty, design, and execution.

The reason the knight is done so lightly in this picture is because he is not central to the story. What is central is his bride’s grief and Mary’s consolation.

– 8.5 x 11" 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.

This picture looks great in a gold frame! We offer two frames, a thin gold frame and a medium-brown wood frame. If you would like us to frame it for you, please select which frame you would like above, under "Framing".

** IMPORTANT ** There is about an inch-and-a-third of white space around the picture, so the image is smaller than the paper.

Thanks for your interest!

Sue & John
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