“Hold On” Poster, 24x36”

$45.00 USD

 

A statue of a woman in classical garb sits on a bench, one arm wrapped around a draped cross and the other hand holding a small bouquet. Dead vines encircle her head and dangle down her body. This inspirational poster reminds you to keep holding on through tough times.


Details

“Hold On” Poster, 24x36”

Add a touch of sophistication to any room with this fine art, semi-gloss poster. Printed on thicker, higher-quality paper than traditional posters. 

* 24x36”
* 10 mil (0.25 mm) thick
* Fingerprint resistant

After you order, your poster will be printed especially for you, usually within 2-5 business days. The printmaker then ships it rolled directly to you.

This makes your order more environmentally sustainable because:

* Resources are only used to create posters people want.

* Eliminating warehouse space saves energy.

* Less shipping trips mean less impact from transportation.

Find out more information on the latest shipping times and impacts.

(Note: Posters print without watermarks. I include those on web images so that no matter where they end up, people will be able to find my website.)

History

In the late 1800s, the motif of women clinging to crosses became popular, thanks to the hymn Rock of Ages.

This motif appeared in various media, including paintings, postcards, and cemetery statues. By the early 1900s, the fad had also spread to portrait photography, with many a girl posing for the camera while clinging to a cross.

Symbolically, these clinging women represent faith and the hope of salvation.

This particular clinging woman statue strays slightly from the relevant line in the hymn, which reads:

Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to Thy cross I cling

As you can see, she holds a small bouquet. Although I can’t distinguish what type of flowers they are, Victorians loved floriography, so the specific flower types would have added to the statue’s symbolic meaning.

The cross she clings to incorporates another popular motif of the era, markers made of tree stumps. For more about tree stump markers, see “Woodmen's Cross” and “Gracie.”

See “Sleeping Beauty” for another clinging woman statue.