We offer a wide variety of traditional and contemporary prints in our collection that are popular in the Catholic market. Print under glass includes an easel back and metal hangers for wall mounting.
Item No.: GE-81-350
- Featuring the Image Sallman: Christ At Hearts Door in Woodtone Finish Frame. Print under glass includes an easel back and metal hangers for wall mounting.
- Boxed: Polystyrene/Glass/Cardstock (10" W x 12.5" H)
- Series 81 Bestsellers 8" x 10" Print in Woodtone Finish Frame
Story & Symbolism: Christ at Heart’s Door is the second-most cited image by Sallman among the 473 letters which the research project received from readers of popular religious magazines. It was inspired by a tradition of British and German painting and prints from the 19th century which depicts Christ knocking at the door of a home. The most famous of these images are the versions of The Light of the World by William Holman Hunt, the first of which Hunt completed in 1853 and which hangs today in Keble College, Oxford. Sallman followed the overt allegorizing evident in European versions of the subject such as Hunt’s. Viewers of Sallman’s picture appreciate the unambiguous legibility of the picture, whose subject is based on Revelation 3:20: “Behold, I stand at the door and knock …”