|Method||Woodcut with hand colouring|
|Published||Fabriques d'Images de Gangel et P. Didion, a Metz. c.1860's|
|Dimensions||Image 270 x 200 mm, Sheet 395 x 320 mm|
A print depicting the Immaculate Heart of the Virgin Mary. The Icon style depiction of Mary shows her with a golden light halo surrounding her head. She is baring her chest, upon it an image of her flaming heart, impaled with a small dagger, on a golden light backdrop. The image is surrounded by French and Spanish text telling the tale of the Virgin Mary.
The Gangel and Didion publishers, based in Metz, France, were publishers of catchpenny or popular prints from the 1840's onwards. Founded by Charles Nicolas Gangel, the publishers traded as Gangel in the 1850's until the 1860's when they started working in association with Paulin Didion.
Condition: Horizontal fold as issued, tape tear repairs to verso, loss to bottom left corner not affecting printed area, creasing to sheet.