The Adoration of the Shepherds Christmas Greetings Card
This greetings card features The Adoration of the Shepherds by Bartolomé-Esteban Murillo(1617-1682) with a seasonal message written inside.
Mary displays the infant Christ, allowing the shepherds to be the first to recognise the Son of God. They bring doves, the traditional offering for purification after birth, and a bound lamb. The latter symbolises Christ’s later sacrifice, which the Child already contemplates in the heavenly vision of a Cross seen at the top of the painting. Realistic details, such as the still life of the cushion and the straw hat and the dirty foot of the shepherd in the foreground, lend the picture a feeling of immediacy and intimacy that makes its message all the more convincing.
Message inside reads 'Happy Christmas & Best Wishes for the New Year'
Dimensions: H11.5cm x W16cm
Printed in the UK
Wallace Collection Exclusive
Painting Details: The Adoration of the Shepherds, Bartolomé-Esteban Murillo(1617-1682), Spain, c.1665 - c. 1670