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Vintage Angel Gabriel Art Postcard by Early Italian Renaissance painter Fra Angelico
This postcard, mailed at Christmas in 1932, is a detail or 'dettaglio' of the angel Gabriel from "The Virgin of the Annunciation" by Fra Angelico (1387-1455). The humble Dominican friar* painted this masterpiece around 1450. As noted verso, today, it can be seen at the San Marco Museum in Florence, Italy. The corners of this postcard show slight wear and there is a purple stain on Gabriel's pale pink gown, which I think is inherent to the printing, but overall, the card is in fine vintage condition. I've included photos, also, in an effort to show the correct tone of the card. It is wondrously 'antique' looking. Verso, two scans: one to show the French message and another so you can read the printer's info.
*Pope John Paul II beatified Fra Angelico on October 3, 1982, and in 1984 declared him patron of Catholic artists.
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