Saint Therese of Lisieux – Close-up – 8.5x11"

Saint Therese of Lisieux – Close-up – 8.5x11"

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I love the expression in this close-up of St. Therese of Lisieux. It’s taken in the convent right after performing her play about Joan of Arc. I think she looks dreamy and gentle and other-worldly.

We’ve added a touch of color for warmth while still preserving the sepia, antique quality. As it’s from a photo well over a hundred year’s old, this close-up doesn’t have the detail found with a modern camera, but that softness looks good in a small 8.5x11" print where the image is only about 5x7". 

By the way, that hair is not hers; it’s a wig she wore over her habit as part of her costume.

If you like this picture, you might also enjoy a drawing I did based on this photo. I drew it with her in habit, looking directly out at the viewer, and people often tell me they love her expression. You can find it here in my shop at

Thank you for your interest!

8.5 x 11 acid-free paper with archival ink. The print will last for generations when kept out of the direct sun. There is about an inch-and-a-third of white space around the picture. Cardboard backer. Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.
IMPORTANT!!! The image is smaller than the paper.

Standard size. Easy to find a ready-made frame at your local Hobby Lobby. If you're sending this as a gift and would like us to frame it for you, please convo and we'll make special arrangements for you.

Text and Image Alterations ©  Sue Kouma Johnson

You might also be interested in original Catholic art and jewelry by me, Sue Kouma Johnson, available all over this shop! Thanks!