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Mother and Daughter in Prayer


Ludwig Ferdinand Schnorr von Carolsfeld (+1853) with Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (+1872)

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  1. benedetta says:

    How very beautiful, Fr. Z! As it just so happens Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld is one of my very favorite artists. Have never seen this one before though, and I enjoyed seeing it here immensely. Thank you.

  2. NBW says:

    Thank you for posting, Fr. Z! The painting is exquisite! I love the rays of light!

  3. chcrix says:

    Seeing the artist names, I thought immediately of the Wagnerian tenor (Ludwig) who was the nephew of Ludwig Ferdinand. Interesting that one must go to Deutsche Wikipedia for an article on Ludwig Ferdinand.

  4. StWinefride says:

    Lovely painting. I wonder if the rays of light represent the Holy Spirit? Our Lady is the Spouse of the Holy Spirit.

  5. The Cobbler says:

    Hmm, which one did the wall, floor, step and pillars, and which one did the people?

    Or did one do the right half and the other the left half? But that would be too obvious.

    Or maybe I’m misinterpreting “with” in reference to the second name? Perhaps one was the model? Or those were the two models and the artist is the infamous medieval artist Anonymous?

  6. GoZagsGo says:

    Lovely charming painting! Although it is a mother and daughter, I immediately thought of Blanche showing her son the tabernacle and telling the young saint, Louis IX of France, “I would rather see you dead at my feet than that you should ever commit a mortal sin…”

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