La Milagrosa Imagen de Nuestra Señora del Carmen.

copperplateOur Lady of Mount Carmel is the title given to the patroness of the Carmelite Order, also the patron saint of Chile. Her image with triangular robes is ubiquitous throughout Catholic communities of Central and South America. Even José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913) drew several prints of the Virgin Mary in this pose, as have countless others.

Within the Graphic Arts collection of plates, blocks, and stones is this unsigned etched and engraved copper plate, dated 1852, with the image of the Virgin Mary and the text: La Milagrosa ymagen de [Nuestra Señora] del Carmen, ano de 1852 (The miraculous image of Our Lady of Mount Carmen). Very possibly it was for the printing of a holy card.
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