Skip to product information
1 of 1

Catholic Art and Jewelry

New! Chapel in the Countryside – "Capelle an der Mosel" – Carl Schlesinger – Catholic Art – Catholic Gift – Archival Quality

New! Chapel in the Countryside – "Capelle an der Mosel" – Carl Schlesinger – Catholic Art – Catholic Gift – Archival Quality

Regular price $ 70.95
Regular price $ 0.00 Sale price $ 70.95
Sale Sold out
Choose Paper Size (Image is Smaller)
There used to be lots of chapels and wayside shrines like this dreamy one from the wine country of Mosel, Germany. The artist, Carl Schlesinger, made a huge career out of painting gorgeous rustic scenes of peasant and countryside life. Idealzed, yes, but realstic too: this is how women dressed, this is how a candlelit shrine looked in daytime, even the sailboat would look its best with the wind just so and the perfect, late afternoon light making it glow.

We would love to put down our work, or even bring our rake with us as this one woman has, and take a break at a shrine like this, kneeling in the little space, and making our afternoon prayers to God.

Carl Schlesinger (1825-1893) was born in Hamburg and mainly did beautiful, Disney-like "genre" paintings, as did his brother, Felix Schlesinger (1833-1910). Both were widely collected artists of the Düsseldorf School, which featured meticulously detailed landscapes that had that "ideal realism" and often depcited religious or allegorical stories. (source: Brother Carl painted this one in 1865, as you can see in the corner.

** 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!

Sue & John

You might also enjoy original Catholic Art and Jewerly by me, Sue Kouma Johnson, here on Etsy at
Also, check out our Catholic Quote shop, where we are pairing authentic quotes from Saints with Art:

"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.
View full details