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New! The Annunciation – Vittorio Matteo Corcos – 4 sizes – Beautiful Catholic Artworks – Archival Quality

New! The Annunciation – Vittorio Matteo Corcos – 4 sizes – Beautiful Catholic Artworks – Archival Quality

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There she was one quiet morning, perhaps pondering the way of the Lord, and along comes a caller. She hasn't seen him yet, although she may sense something. The Angel Gabriel is coming down the path to tell her the Good News that God is proposing to bring to the world through her. She will be startled, but only for a moment. The sun is to the south; the agnel comes from the east. She is in a tranquil place at home. He is about to call out, "Hail Mary, full of Grace!"

It is in that precise moment when the world changed forever. We love the Annunciation for that reason. Here, the painter Vittorio Matteo Corcos has made some brilliant, unusual choices. The customary way to pain this scene is for Mary to be at home, in a chair or on her bed, wearing blue, usually reading. What a gorgeous, unusual setting Corcos dreamed up!

Vittorio Matteo Corcos (1859-1933) was an Italian painter, a Catholic convert born to Jewish parents in Tuscany. After studying art in Florence, he later went to Paris, as did all artists at the time who wanted to be terrific. After some years, he returned home where he converted. He made his living doing art, which is hard to do in any age. He painted portraits of many of the famous and powerful people of Italy and Germany, including Emperor William II. We are on the lookout for other Catholic paintings of his.

** 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. All Approx! Fine art printers do this because the images are almost never the same rectangular ratio of the standard paper sizes. It also gives the prints a finished look, and lets them look good in a frame without 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

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