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Madonna and Child Art Print – based on a Paper Lace Vintage French Holy Card – Catholic Gift

Madonna and Child Art Print – based on a Paper Lace Vintage French Holy Card – Catholic Gift

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Madonna and Child
Art Print on Paper based on a Paper Lace Vintage Holy Card

This exquisite Madonna and Child holy card is a late Victorian masterpiece of paper lace printing. Its intricacy invites you in and rewards your eye as you explore it. It is the perfect little print for the right nook or cranny, where the beautiful patterns will draw people towards it to find the images within. It's something special and unusual.

Lace paper was a new technology in the late 1800s which they had quickly mastered and were able to elevate to stunning, highly-detailed expressions. Almost always the lace was an adornment for a colored lithograph in the middle of it, but for this masterpiece, they just used lace itself as the medium of the art. We don't know of anything else like it. The quality of the work is superb. You can even see the expressions on the faces of Jesus and Mary! This piece is attributed to the Bouasse-Lebel company of Paris, our favorite of the vintage holy card publishers.

This product is NOT the lace, it is an art print of the lace.

- 8.5 x 11" or 5x7" 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.

** IMPORTANT ** There is white space around the picture, about .5" for 5x7" and 1.3" for 8.5x11", so the image is smaller than the paper.

Thanks for your interest!
Sue & John

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"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 - Classic Catholic Art.
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