MADONNA OF THE SACRED COAT PICTURE
Artist: Charles Bosseron Chambers
21.25" x 13.75" (including frame)
Boxed / No glass
This gorgeous image of the holy virgin Mary is done in the classic, well-loved style of Chambers. The story goes that he wanted to paint a young Mary who'd just finished sewing the coat that, due to her foreknowledge of his coming suffering, Christ would wear but then have taken. As the scriptures say: "They have parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture they have cast lots." John 19:23-24. Mary, knowing of the coming Redemption, seems to smile at the viewer with maternal tenderness.