This is a personal favorite. Over 30 years ago, I found a framed print of this in a thrift store. Kind of faded, but I loved the composition of the picture and the sweet gentleness of Mary’s expression. It’s hung in our home off and on for our whole marriage. This is a high-resolution image we’ve restored, taking out the stains and tears and fading, making it very fresh and bright, while preserving the old-time feel.
Mary is portrayed with the 2 doves for the offering at the Presentation of the Child Jesus in the Temple.
The original print was done by George Stinson & Company of Portland, Maine, and published in 1879. It is a chromolithograph, which was the new technology that allowed them to create it in color without having to hand-paint it. This was a very popular print for a long time, and it’s possible that dozens of other printers produced versions of it. If you had a Catholic grandmother in the 1880s, even into the 20th Century, there’s a decent chance she – or one of her friends – had this picture, like the one that ended up in my hands.
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8.5 x 11 acid-free paper, with about an inch-and-a-third of white space around the picture. Cardboard backer. Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.
IMPORTANT!!! The image is smaller than the paper.
Standard size. Easy to find a ready-made frame at your local Hobby Lobby. If you're sending this as a gift and would like us to frame it for you, please convo and we'll make special arrangements for you.
Text and Image Alterations © Sue Kouma Johnson
You might also be interested in original Catholic art and jewelry by me, Sue Kouma Johnson, available all over this shop! Thanks!