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St. Joseph – based on a Vintage French Holy Card – Catholic Art Print

St. Joseph – based on a Vintage French Holy Card – Catholic Art Print

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We went through thousands of images of Joseph to find this one for you. It is beautiful and warm and shows a Joseph we could understand. A lot of the Josephs from the Renaissance to Victorian times are sweetened up or made to look epic, but that makes them look far-away or unnatural. This one has a manliness and strength we could recognize, as well as the quality of fatherly love.

He is a carpenter, there are his tools. Behind him and Jesus is the banner of two trees. A banner is frequently used behind Mary in paintings of this era to suggest a courtly milieu. The lilies next to him symbolize his chaste heart. So we have a realistically strong Joseph, providing for his family, and also with a heart for God and a devotion to Jesus. For us, this is an ideal representation of masculinity. One for all men to emulate.

We spent about a week restoring this one. Like many of our pictures, this is only available through us. Looks great in a den or an office or a bedroom-or even in a man-cave! Looks great in a medium to dark wood frame.

** 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

"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 - CatholicArtAndJewelry.
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