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New! The Nativity – Christmas in Zillertal – Matthäus Schiestl – Beautiful Catholic Art – Archival Quality

New! The Nativity – Christmas in Zillertal – Matthäus Schiestl – Beautiful Catholic Art – Archival Quality

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Professor Matthäus Schiestl (1869-1939) had an enormous following by 1918. A book collection of his art that came out at the time called it "Images from the Master." Like all earthly fame, his star has faded, but we can see why he was so popular. He did Catholic art with warmth and charm.

This Nativity scene was one of his most famous. In German the title is "Weihnachten im Zillertal," which means "Christmas in Zillertal." Zillertal is a beautiful part of the Austrian Alps. All of the Professor's Catholic art is placed in German settings, most of them outdoors. Placing Christ in scenes we recognize from our lives is a way of reminding us He is always with us.

This one was painted in 1918. It is a more colorful version of a similar one which we also carry. If you look close, you can find a tiny angel proclaiming the good news to some shepherds.

** 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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"In order to communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art." ~ St. Pope John Paul II

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