Details: This poster is of Christ in the House of His Parents, by Sir John Everett Millais. The painting depicts the young Jesus assisting Joseph in his workshop. Jesus has cut his hand on an exposed nail, leading to a sign of the stigmata, prefiguring the crucifixion. As Saint Anne removes the nail with a pair of pincers, his concerned mother Mary offers her cheek for a kiss while Joseph examines his wounded hand. The young John the Baptist brings in water to wash the wound, prefiguring his later baptism of Christ.
Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Baronet, PRA (8 June 1829 - 13 August 1896) was an English painter and illustrator and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. His early works were painted with great attention to detail, often concentrating on the beauty and complexity of the natural world. He later began to paint in a broader style. Other paintings of the late 1850s and 1860s can be interpreted as anticipating aspects of the Aesthetic Movement. Many deploy broad blocks of harmoniously arranged colour and are symbolic rather than narratival.
This poster is usually printed with a thin white edge border.