THE HOLY CHILDREN WITH A SHELL - MURILLO (13" x 11")
This is a custom eight color giclée print of the painting, The Holy Children with a Shell by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617-1682) — considered to be the last great painter of the Spanish Golden Age. Painted circa 1670, this piece currently is on display at Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, Spain. In this painting, Murillo portrays complex theological concepts in easily understandable and sincere images that appeal immediately to the human emotions. Even though in Holy Scripture, Jesus and Saint John the Baptist did not meet until they were both adults when Jesus was baptized by St. John in the river Jordan, the artist depicts them here as children foreshadowing what is to come. On St. John’s cross is a banner that reads: “ecce agnus dei”, proclaiming the Christ Child as the Lamb of God.
This print is displayed under glass, in a custom inlaid oatmeal tinted Mother-of-Pearl wood frame with an antiqued silver lip and a wire hanger on the back.
Measures 13”W x 11”H overall.
Made in the USA.