~ Knaffl Madonna ~

The True Story Behind

Knoxville Artist, Joseph Knaffl's 

"Madonna and Child"

About the Artist

The Story Begins


Christmas Cards




Rare. Ethereal and World-Famous 1899 Prize-Winning Photograph


6"x8" or 8"x10" PHOTOGRAPHS


This digital color print of the award winning portrait by world renowned Knoxville photographer/artist Joseph Knaffl. Over 100 years ago he achieved his lifelong dream with this famous photograph of Mother Mary holding the baby Jesus.

It won numerous awards, and thousands were sold locally & internationally in the 1900ís. Now it has been digitally restored in full color, and being offered for sale exclusively by David Baker, the grandson of the artist, Joseph Knaffl, and the son of Josephine Knaffl Baker, who was the baby in the photograph.

Offered exclusively by David Baker, grandson of the artist, Joseph Knaffl. The baby in the picture was David Bakerís mother, Josephine Knaffl Baker.

Madonna and Child   ∑    Knaffl Madonna    ∑    1495 Touraine Place    ∑    Knoxville, TN 37919   ∑    865.523.0063