Christ in the House of Martha and Mary by Johannes Vermeer greeting card
Single greeting card featuring the image Christ in the House of Martha and Mary by Johannes Vermeer, from the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland.
Printed with soy-based inks on 250gsm FSC or recycled card stock. Packaged with a white envelope in a clear cellophane sleeve.
This is certainly the largest and one of the earliest surviving paintings by Vermeer. It is also his only known work of a biblical subject. St Luke’s Gospel tells of Christ’s visit to the sisters’ house. Christ praised Mary’s willingness to sit and listen to his teachings, unlike Martha who was preoccupied with housekeeping.
Johannes Vermeer (October 1632 – December 1675) was a Dutch painter, who is renowned for his meticulous paintings of Dutch interiors, which reflect his fascination with optical effects and serenely balanced compositions. He produced few works – of which fewer than forty paintings survive – during his career in Delft. His early work reveals a knowledge of Italian art.