Blessed feast day of Saint Thèrése!
I am absolutely delighted to have located such a beautiful icon!
located? With a little help from me, right?
No, I ordered from the link above, hyperlinked "French online store" which is now throwing some sort of server error. I guess I got there just in time. I believe they also included a catalog with my order.
It would appear that you bought the last available icon of Saint Thèrése from that store, which would explain why just a couple of days after I posted the link it now says "server error". The icon is no longer listed on the store website either. Does the catalog list the icon?
I am curious as to the dimensions of the icon you received and if there are any markings on the back.
As I mentioned in a previous post, my friend went to France and brought back for me two copies of the Russicum icon of Saint Thèrése.
The first one is 2.25 X 7 inches and has the following on the back:
Paray le Monial
Cette icône de Ste Thèrése de l’Enfant Jésus est due à l’iconographe russe G. Maltzef, qui a voulu la représenter trés jeune pour mieux exprimer l’espirit d’enfance el de confiance propre à Ste Thèrése
The second is 2 X 6 inches and has the following on the back:
Icône de Sainte Thèrése de l’Enfant Jésus écrite par l’iconographe russe G. Maltzeff
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