Originally debuted at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, Notre Dame des Anges (Our Lady of the Angels) by Catholic master painter William Adolphe Bouguereau is one of the renowned artist's most colorful and brilliant Marian works. Lost and forgotten for over 100 years following its debut, Notre Dame des Anges missed the Bouguereau art revival that took place in the early 2000's for a simple but powerful constraint: there were no colored prints available. The striking colors of the beautiful painting by Bouguereau, whose pieces are often noted to have more subdued hues, are its defining characteristics, and the sepia-toned versions that had long been on the market simply did not do the work justice.
But now the literal and figurative darkness surrounding Notre Dame des Anges has been lifted and Catholic to the Max is honored to re-introduce this key Bouguereau piece to the world.
Adorn a shelf, mantle, or bedside table with this high-quality, glossy wood 6" x 8" arched diptych. Featuring the renowned work of William Adolphe Bouguereau as well as the "Memorare" prayer, this durable diptych is a unique and perfect gift for any occasion!
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known
that anyone who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help,
or sought thine intercession
was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee,
O Virgin of virgins, my mother;
to thee do I come, before thee I stand,
sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions,
but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
Learn more about the artist William-Adolphe Bouguereau at our blog here.
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