Delightful pack of ten festive cards, each with the same design featuring the painting, Adoration of the Shepherds by Domenichino from the National Galleries of Scotland collection.
Blank card inside with plenty room for your own personal messages and complete with white envelopes for each card. Printed in the United Kingdom on 330gsm FSC mix credit, silk finish card. 10 cards presented in compostable starch bag.
In this beautiful nativity scene, we see a group of fascinated shepherds crowd around to admire the new-born baby Jesus. The baby is surrounded by a divine light that bathes the scene with a warm glow. One early source described this painting as a copy after a lost work by Domenichino’s master, Annibale Carracci. In fact, the composition is Domenichino’s own, albeit strongly influenced by Carracci.
Domenichino (Domenico Zampieri) was born in Bologna and trained there, first under the naturalised Flemish artist Denys Calvaert, and then in the Carracci Academy. In 1602 he moved to Rome and became a favoured pupil and protégé of Annibale Carracci. Among his most important commissions were the frescoes in the church of Sant’Andrea della Valle in Rome, two huge altarpieces for churches in his native Bologna, and the frescoes and altarpieces in the Cappella di San Gennaro in Naples Cathedral.