Most commonly attributed to the Italian artist Raphael, this oil painting of Madonna della Rosa - "Madonna of the Rose" - from the 16th century depicts the humanity of the Holy Family. The Virgin Mary holds a bare Child Jesus, who is playfully pulling a scroll (assumed to proclaim "Ecce Agnus Dei," "Behold the Lamb of God) from young St. John the Baptist. All eyes of the Holy Family are upon John, who is paving the way for the Salvation of Christ with a reed cross in his hand. However, an onlooker's gaze is drawn back to Jesus, through the extension of John and Jesus' arms, and ultimately rests on the scroll that they both hold on to. The painting receives its title from the singular rose on the table at the bottom of the scene. Humorously enough, through x-rays and research, the rose has been found to be an addition to the original painting. It is currently on display in the Museo del Prado in Madrid, Spain.
May each heart be entrusted more greatly to the Holy Family while meditating upon this image.
This particular item is an archival-quality giclée canvas in a beautiful gold cast frame. Handcrafted in Steubenville, Ohio, this touching devotional piece is sure to be treasured for years to come!
Nelson framed canvases are second only to the original masterpieces themselves! The ornate frames support our breathtaking giclée religious canvases. Giclee is a french word that means "sprayed ink," and it refers to our museum-quality printing process whereby 8 different colored inks combine to create millions of colors that are slowly sprayed into canvas material. This high-tech method of art reproduction offers the highest possible fidelity to the original work and results in a clear depiction with colors as good (or sometimes better) than the original painting. Under archival conditions, giclée canvases have a total color fidelity guarantee for 70-100 years.
For the faithful Catholic that wishes their sacred art to be blessed with holy water: canvases are sparingly water repellent, so while a typical blessing should not damage the canvas whatsoever, those who favor more robust uses of holy water should take caution near the art. ;)
~Sizes listed are of the image only~
( RMC-940-1 )