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The Virgin, Star of the Sea, venerated by pilgrims and sick people. Woodcut.

Date
[between 1800 and 1899]
Reference
32541i
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Description

Printed at Caen and set at the Basilique Notre-Dame-de-la-Délivrande de Douvres, at Douvres-la-Délivrande, a place of pilgrimage 15 km to the north of Caen. Roundels to left and right illustrate the history and miracles of the effigy (the latest dated 1773). The people praying before the effigy include a pilgrim (left) and a man on crutches (right). Around the statue hang votive offerings: an arm, a leg, and hearts

Publication/Creation

Caen (rue des Teinturiers, No 6.) : Alphonse Picard, Imprimeur en taille-douce, [between 1800 and 1899]

Physical description

1 print : woodcut ; image 46.7 x 35.5 cm

Lettering

Sainte Marie, Mere de Dieu priez pour nous. Notre-Dame de grace, étoile de la mer, protectrice des matelots et des passagers, c'est dans cette chapelle que, par l'intercession de la Ste. Vierge, les pécheurs reçoivent leur conversion, ...

Lettering note

Lettering states that the statue brings conversion to sinners, consolation to the afflicted, health to the sick, deliverance to prisoners, and escape from storms and shipwreck to those at sea

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 32541i

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  • French


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