This Black Madonna is found in the former Chapel of St. Roch, to the left of the choir in the Cathedral. Carved in wood, she was brought back from the Holy Land by the Crusaders of the Gévaudan in the first half of the 13th century. She was damaged by the Huguenots and saved at the French Revolution. She was crowned Queen of Mende and the Gévaudan in 1894. This is a rare Black Madonna that does not include the Infant Jesus. She is notable for her severe, masculine face that resembles that of a lion.

The image was photographed in 1999 in Mende, France, in 35mm format under available light conditions using high-speed transparency film. It is printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag archival paper with an Epson 9800 printer using 3-K archival Ultrachrome inks. The mat is 4-ply, museum-quality, acid-free, unbuffered mat board.

The image is printed in the following editions: 25 are 20 x 24 in. (mat size 32 x 29 in.);50 are 16 x 20 (mat size 32 x 29); 100 are 14 x 11 in. (mat size 20 x 17.5 in.) Click on INFORMATION to call or email for prices.