Ashmolean Museum Oxford

Ashmolean: Raphael Angel Christmas Cards


Study For An Angel by Raphael

Raffaello Santi, famously known as Raphael, was one of the great Italian painters of the High Renaissance.

Bathed in divine light, the angel in this red chalk drawing by Renaissance artist Raphael commands worship of God with his pointing left arm, guiding our attention upwards. He expresses tenderness towards humanity below with his more open right hand. The symbol of the angel is strongly associated with Christmas, due to the important role that angels played as messengers in the traditional Christmas story.

Contains 10 cards with envelopes.

Message inside the card reads: Season's Greetings.

Buy 3 packs for £15.00. Mix and match offer available on all Ashmolean branded Christmas cards, subject to availability.

Materials: FSC paper. Compostable packaging

Dimensions: 10.5 x 15cm