IN THIS AUCTION we are pleased to offer a framed Italian Painted Ex-Voto from 1917. The Italian Soldier, Domenico Rosso offers his prayers to Jesus on the Cross and to the Madonna and Child. On bended knee, with hands clasped in prayer we see our World War I soldier praying - perhaps for the end of that terrible war. The images of the kneeling soldier, the barren setting, and the ominous gray dust all contribute to the haunting quality that is exhibited in this wonderfully painted watercolor. Both of the icons appear to be cut out printed images which have been placed on the painting. The G.R. stands for Grazie Ricevute which means to "Give Thanks for Favors or Miracles Received". Remember, that these Ex-Voto offerings were always made after the prayers had been heard and answered. So, we realize the War did come to an end on November 11, 1918 and that this soldier's life was spared. Today with many Soldiers again at War, this subject takes on a special resonance. This lovely framed painting measures 11 inches by 8 ¼ inches (29 cm by 21 cm). Add this special painting commemorating this Italian Soldier during World War I to your Collection of Painted Ex-Votos.
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