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Pilgrims Gathered at the Cave of Massabielle
For a long time we’ve wanted to offer a picture of the grotto at Lourdes. There are so many photographs and paintings, but we couldn’t find the right one. Then we came across this charming piece! We almost never include anything in our collection which isn’t full of color, but this one really caught our eye. We love how lively the scene is! See the priest explaining the holy water to the man with a cane. We love the row of crutches, abandoned by those cured by Our Lady! This lithograph was done not long after the actual appearance of Mary to Bernadette in 1858. We hope it conveys the spirit of the place – one of a lively faith and holy presence – which is still that same way today.
A. Bes and F. Dubreuil were French publishers in the 1830s to the 1850s. This might have been published in magazines or newspapers of the day as they weren’t yet using photographs. The apparition of Mary and all the cures were big new items at that time. Lithograph. Anonymous artist. 26.2 x 40.1 cm.
(source: Wellcome Library – London)
8.5 x 11 acid-free archival 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.
You might also be interested in original Catholic art and jewelry by me, Sue Kouma Johnson, available all over this shop! Thanks!