“Hold On” Poster, 24x36”

$45.00 USD

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Make any space as unique as you are with this beautiful, original poster print.

* Thick, premium paper
* Resists crinkling, scuffs, and fingerprints
* Luster sheen
* Certified low-VOC ink
* Plastic-free packaging

“Hold On” Poster, 24x36”

An inspirational poster picturing a Classical statue of a woman clinging to a cross. With its soft blues and neutral tones, this poster will make a lovely addition wide variety of home decor styles – Victorian, Arts & Crafts, cottage, farmhouse, shabby chic, modern, and more.

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.