Signed Yousef Karsh Christmas card


Signed Yousef Karsh Christmas card

KARSH, Yousuf

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The Veiled Virgin is to St. John’s what Venus de Milo is to the Louvre and what la Pieta is to the Vatican. This bust of Mary was carved in white marble in the mid-1800s by the Italian sculptor Giovanni Strazza. Bishop Mullock of St. John’s presented the bust as a gift in 1862 to the mother superior at Presentation Convent, Mother Mary Magdellan de Pazzi, one of four nuns who came to Newfoundland from Ireland in 1833.

Publication Info

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  • Date Published: ca. 1953
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  • Condition: Very good
  • Signed: Yes
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    19 cm Christmas card with pasted-on photograph by Karsh, sent to friends by the photographer himself and signed with message on rear, 1953. Photo of The Veiled Virgin by Giovanni Strazzo, at Presentation Convent, St. John's, Newfoundland. Faint soiling. Message says "To El and Ed, All our fondest good wishes for a jolly Christmas and the most wonderful of new year. Our love, Yousuf and Solange. See you Christmas Eve!"

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