Loretto Chapel Staircase - Santa Fe, NM

Canvas Prints

Size:
$64.00
Joy Skinner

Naples, United States

  • Product
    Info
  • Product
    Reviews
  • Available
    Products
    9
  • Artist
    Notes
  • Artwork Comments 27

Sizing Information

Small 8.0" x 10.9"
Medium 12.0" x 16.4"
Large 16.0" x 21.8"
X large 20.0" x 27.3"

Features

  • Each custom artwork is hand stretched and printed for your order
  • Vibrant colors printed on artist grade canvas
  • Printed image wraps 0.25 inch (0.6 cm) over the edges; the sides are white
  • Hanging hardware is included

- Reviews

Wall Art

Home Decor

Bags

Stationery

Artist's Description

Loretto Chapel Stairs is the 4th painting in a series called “Americana”

When the Loretto Chapel was completed in 1878, there was no way to access the choir loft twenty-two feet above. Legend says that to find a solution to the seating problem, the Sisters of the Chapel made a novena to St. Joseph, the patron saint of carpenters. On the ninth and final day of prayer, a man appeared at the Chapel with a donkey and a toolbox looking for work. Months later, the elegant circular staircase was completed, and the carpenter disappeared without pay or thanks. After searching for the man (an ad even ran in the local newspaper) and finding no trace of him, some concluded that he was St. Joseph himself, having come in answer to the sisters’ prayers. The staircase has two 360 degree turns and no visible means of support. Also, it is said that the staircase was built without nails – only wooden pegs. The construction is still a mystery to experts today.

The original painting is 22 × 30″ and painted on 140 lb Arches watercolor paper – available by contacting the artist. Giclee reproductions are available in several sizes.

Artwork Comments

  • Stephie Butler
  • Joy Skinner
  • Pam Utton
  • dove99
  • JennyArmitage
  • Impressionism
  • Blended
  • Valentina Abadia Henao
  • Vitta
  • Hopebaby
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.