History

St. John’s Premier Masterpiece

St. John’s Premier Masterpiece

The Veiled Virgin was carved in white flawless Carrera marble, in the mid-1800s by the renowned Italian sculptor Giovanni Strazza (1818-1875) in Rome. No one knows exactly when Strazza completed this masterpiece and strangely enough, the statue is not listed among Strazza’s works. Also no paperwork has survived the purchase of the statue by Bishop…