Pope Pius IX
Special blessing and Plenary Indulgence - with an affixed matte-finish photograph (oval: 9,5 x 12 inch) of the seated pontiff giving a blessing, 18 x 21,75 inch (cardboard), (Roma), 1.07.1862, in French, special blessing for Angel Felix Ferri (captain of the 29th regiment of Ligne) and Plenary Indulgence for Henri, Marc-Antoine, Telesphore Constant, lieutenant of the 36th regiment of Ligne and Anna Chambon (with their parents and allies), signed at the bottom of the sheet in black ink "Pius PP. IX.", with stains and mounting remnants to the edges - in fine condition.
|Profession||born Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti, was head of the Catholic Church from 16 June 1846 to his death in 1878|
|Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm)||18 x 21,75|
|Type of Autograph||documents|
|Expert comment||Signed images of Pope Pius IX are scarce - particularly in this size!|