out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free stock image for all purposes usage credit requested
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When a religious book ends a chapter on the Nativity, or birth of Jesus, with a woodcut of a woman like this, you can be pretty sure it’s intended to represent the Virgin Mary.
2100 dots per inch
can get a version of this image without the watermark (the URL at the lower right corner). Download image
. The images are watermarked to help people find where they came from if they get reposted to blogs or other sites. Images under 1200 pixels on a side
are still free, although I will ask for a donation :-)
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