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The Annunciation – Medieval Illuminated Manuscript – Catholic Art Print – Archival Quality

The Annunciation – Medieval Illuminated Manuscript – Catholic Art Print – Archival Quality

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This one sparks joy in us! It's a late medieval painting by Taddeo Crivelli, an illuminated manuscript from about 1470. We love the colors and all the elements, the trees, the peacocks, the way the cherub has his foot caught in the music! Gabriel kneels before Mary as he announces she will bear the Messiah. It's all beautiful, warm, and personal. Some of Gabriel's words, taken from Luke's Gospel, appear on the top of the frame in classical Roman letters: Ave gracia plena (Hail, full of grace). The original is about 4 x 3 inches and faces the beginning of the text of the service of Matins in the Hours of the Virgin.

The print is really sharp, and the colors are rich. We print it on special art paper with archival quality pigments, rated to last for many generations without fading when kept out of the direct sun.

Standard size. Easy to find a ready-made frame at your local Hobby Lobby. We recommend a wooden frame for this one, of course, either stained or one of the colors in the painting that match your walls. If you're sending this as a gift and would like us to frame it for you, please convo and we'll make special arrangements for you.

** 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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