As a freshman in high school I started collecting Catholic items found in antique shops. I did this for two reasons: many of these items are blessed and many end up in the wrong hands. It's a great hobby and I encourage other young Catholics to do the same.
In the mid-1990s I got this treasure from an antique shop back home. It looks great over the fireplace, doesn't it?
Such a portrait would look great in a rectory, episcopal mansion or cardinal's palace. In the old days such a portrait was found in the home of every cardinal, with a chair facing it. The idea was that when the Pope would visit, the chair would then be turned around and used as a portable throne for the Pontiff.
It's the good old days that many of us mancare...