The Virgin and Child ('The Bridgewater Madonna') by Raphael Christmas card pack (10 cards)
Beautiful pack of ten festive cards, each with the same design featuring the aerial view, The Virgin and Child ('The Bridgewater Madonna') by Raphael on loan from the Bridgewater Collection
Merry Christmas message inside with plenty room for your own additional messages and complete with white envelopes for each card. Printed in the United Kingdom on 330gsm FSC mix credit, silk finish card.
Here Raphael achieved a particularly graceful combination of poses, with an elegant twist in both. The exchange of glances further emphasises the tender relationship between the beautiful mother and child. Raphael may have decided that a dark setting was a better foil for the subtle modelling of his figures in light and shadow.
Raphael was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance, during his short career he had a profound influence on the course of European painting. His frescoes in Rome are perhaps his most celebrated works, but Raphael also excelled at painting large altarpieces, small paintings and portraits. He designed tapestries for the Sistine Chapel and worked on architectural projects.
12.5 x 17.5 cm
Pack of 10 Christmas cards and envelopes
FSC certified product
Made from certified responsibly managed forests