La Anima Sola.

The Lonely Soul.

Broadside, etching, verso
16" x 12"
Signed: Posada

The religious handbill expresses with emotional intensity the Catholic doctrine of the communion of saints. It suggests the immense power that the prayers of the faithful have for the release of the dead who are suffering in purgatory. The poor soul in chains in the midst of the purifying flames, tearfully beseeches Mary and Joseph who intercede with the Holy Trinity on her behalf.