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New! Behold, the Bread of Angels! – Early 20th Century Catholic Art – Catholic Gift – Archival Quality

New! Behold, the Bread of Angels! – Early 20th Century Catholic Art – Catholic Gift – Archival Quality

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Behold, the Bread of Angels!

This lovely and reverent piece of German artwork was originally the top part of a First Communion Certificate around the turn of the last century. We like how it places the contemporary style of receiving of Communion into the scene of the Last Supper, to remind us of what's going on and Who started it and when. We have John and Peter kneeling before Jesus, receiving it. We're in good company. Normally in these types of paintings, the only youthful figure is John, but we think the second youthful figure to the left in the back row might be his brother James, and there's two in the picture to help the communicant relate more. For some reason, Peter is often shown as an old and somewhat burdened-looking man, which is not historically accurate. He was more like the age of the actor in The Chosen.

Our copy of this certificate shows a 1906 date for the communicant, and the words are written in German. The publisher is not discernable.

** IMPORTANT ** The image is smaller than the paper! There is a white border of about 0.5" inch for 5x7", 1.3" for 8.5x11, or 1.6" for 11x14" pictures. The border gives the prints a finished look, and lets them look good in frames without using a matt.

- 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!
Thanks for your interest!

Thanks!
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 - Classic Catholic Art.
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