Saint Bride by John Duncan greeting card
Single greeting card featuring the image Saint Bride by John Duncan, 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.
According to the legend of the Irish Saint Bride she was transported miraculously to Bethlehem to attend the nativity of Christ. Here two angels carry the white robed saint across the sea.
The seascape reflects Duncan's fascination with the Outer Hebrides and the Isle of Iona. The birds and seal provide an effective naturalistic foil for the supernatural angels overlapping the patterned border.
John Duncan (1866-1945) was a Scottish painter. Duncan was an exponent of the Symbolist movement. As well as Celtic imagery, he was inspired by the early Italian Renaissance.