Madonna Del Ghisallo Poster
12" x 19" Poster, hand-carved and hand-printed from woodcut with archival quality inks on heavyweight BFK paper. Hand-signed and numbered, edition of 50 prints.
Available framed or un-framed. Please allow an additional 2-3 business days for framed prints.
All orders ship via USPS Priority Mail, tracking number included.
"Legend has it that in mediaeval times, a local count was being attacked by bandits when he saw an apparition of the Virgin Mary, and running towards this vision saved him. Thus, the Madonna del Ghisallo became the patroness of travellers. Then, in 1949 a local priest managed to persuade Pope Pius XII to admit her as the patroness of cyclists. Since then, the small chapel dedicated to her has become a shrine to cycling legends, both living and deceased, and provides a memorial to those who have fallen in our sport."