Celebrandosi : con solenne e divoto apparato l'annua festa dell' Angelico Giovane S. Luigi Gonzaga nella chiesa pievanale dei SS. MM. Quirigo e Giulitta dalla divota gioventu di Casabasciana...
Italian broadside, printed in Lucca, concerning the annual festival of the Jesuit Saint Aloysius Gonzaga [known in Italy as San Aluigi (or Luigi) Gonzaga] taking place the first Sunday in August, 1854. Broadside features an image of him at top of sheet, wearing a black cassock and surplice, kneeling in prayer in front of a crucifix, a skull [a memento mori or symbolic reminder of mortality] is present at left. With decorative floral border and poem dedicated to his memory - the first line reads: 'Presso al suo fin Luigi al ciel volgea...' (which roughly translates as "At his right to heaven he wheeled about Luigi ...").
Note: Text in Italian.
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[Lucca : Tipografia Ferrara e Landi 1854].
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Physical description: 1 sheet : ill. ; 39 x 18 cm.
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