Hail Mary

Hail Mary

Madonna and Child, painted prior to 1955. The calligraphy is the "Hail Mary"

Someone on Flickr told me that this was Chinese- an ancient calligraphy, and the writing is the “Hail Mary.”

I remember my aunt telling me that lettering and calligraphy were her favorite classes. She had very distinctive handwriting.

On silk. Courtesy of Barbara Dorsey Broadbent, family collection

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