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New! Valentine –4 Sizes – based on a Vintage Holy Card – Catholic Art Print – Archival Quality

New! Valentine –4 Sizes – based on a Vintage Holy Card – Catholic Art Print – Archival Quality

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L. Dopter was one of the main holy card publishers in Paris in the 1890s. They all worked near the Church of Saint Sulpice in the Latin Quarter, and the style of art they developed was call Sulpician. It is marked by a soft warmth, with symbols. Doves mean the holy spirit or the souls who are flying to God. Flowers indicate virtue or the devout life. In this case, the flowers are arranged in a Valentine heart, which of course means Christian Love.

This was Paris in the 1890s, one of the highest level or artistic power in Western ciilization, which is why in our opinion they made the most beautiful holy cards ever made.

The words at the bottom translate to, "We must always pray for the Holy Spirit to pour out his gifts and graces on us."

For actual holy cards of this beautiful image, with a prayer on the back about love, see our upcoming item. Search for the title in our store if the link isn't here. Should be available for shipping February 8, 2024, good Lord willing.

** 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", 1.6" for 11x14" pictures, or 1.75" for 13x17" , 16x20", 18x24" and 24x36". Inquire about special printing needs. Not much needs to be trimmed of the art to go to the edge on this print.
Border sizes are 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

"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.
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