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The Father and I Are One – P. H. Schumacher – Catholic Art Print

The Father and I Are One – P. H. Schumacher – Catholic Art Print

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The Father and I Are One
P. H. Schumacher

Across the Gospels, Jesus slowly presents his identity to his followers. In John 5:20-23, Jesus says, "For the Father loves his Son and shows him everything that he himself does, and he will show him greater works than these, so that you may be amazed. For just as the Father raises the dead and gives life, so also does the Son give life to whomever he wishes. Nor does the Father judge anyone, but he has given all judgment to his Son, so that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him." A little while later (John 10), Jesus declares that "The Father and I are one." (

We find this a serene and fulfilling illustration. Jesus is revealing his nature. His followers are amazed. It was painted by P.H. Schumacher, a German commercial artist from Offenbach am Main near Frankfurt. He did a wide range of Catholic and mercantile art, including holy cards and a series of illustrations of the Sacraments and Biblical scenes, from which this image is one.

It was done in 1913 at the direction of Dr. Jakob Ecker (1851-1912), a Catholic priest and prolific author. The illustrations of this series were meant to be catechistical, to let the artistic qualities not draw attention to themselves, but artistically to be like transparent windows to the biblical scene or sacrament. As such, they were used in Catholic schools throughout Europe. We find them straightforward, lovely, and pleasant. Besides being in the Golden Age of Illustration, this one has Art Nouveau elements we enjoy.

** 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, and 1.75" for larger. 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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