This rustic wood plaque featuring the Madonna della Rosa comes from trees grown and harvested in Ohio and is 100% made in the U.S.A. Each wood plaque is made from solid cedar, hewn and joined together by the hands of our Steubenville woodworkers, then digitally printed with hi-tech inks that slowly stain and permeate the wood with a scratch-free work of art.
Because these rustic plaques are made from real, solid wood, each piece may have minor cracks, knots, and other imperfections that add character and authenticity. As unique as human fingerprints, no two plaques are alike.
Smaller sizes of plaques are cut from single boards, while larger sizes are made up of several boards joined together. Most commonly attributed to the Italian artist Raphael, this oil painting of Madonna della Rosa – “Madonna of the Rose” – from the 16th century depicts the humanity of the Holy Family. The Virgin Mary holds a bare Child Jesus, who is playfully pulling a scroll (assumed to proclaim “Ecce Agnus Dei,” “Behold the Lamb of God) from young St. John the Baptist. All eyes of the Holy Family are upon John, who is paving the way for the Salvation of Christ with a reed cross in his hand. However, an onlooker’s gaze is drawn back to Jesus, through the extension of John and Jesus’ arms, and ultimately rests on the scroll that they both hold on to. The painting receives its title from the singular rose on the table at the bottom of the scene. Humorously enough, through x-rays and research, the rose has been found to be an addition to the original painting. It is currently on display in the Museo del Prado in Madrid, Spain. May each heart be entrusted more greatly to the Holy Family while meditating upon this image. Handcrafted in Steubenville, Ohio, this touching devotional piece is sure to be treasured for years to come! Nelson rustic wood plaques are second only to the original masterpieces themselves! ( RWP-940 )