A woman stands behind a table with kitchen ware on it. She appears to be listening to the people who sit in a room through a door behind her. The classical painting is mainly in shades of brown. The painting is surrounded by a white border with its name and painter at bottom centre.

Kitchen Maid with the Supper at Emmaus Art Print

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The Supper at Emmanus is visible in the left background, seemingly overheard by a Moorish kitchen maid, who pauses in her work as though aware of this event. This implies that salvation is possible for her: many Moors converted to Christianity in Spain. This painting was created by Velázquez in Seville at the age of eighteen or nineteen and is considered to be his earliest known picture. It is a bodegóne, combining still life and a genre in a kitchen or tavern setting. Velazquez captures beautifully the textures of the glazed and burnished vessels, mortar and pestle.


National Gallery of Ireland Art Prints are the perfect way to have your own masterpiece. Printed on high quality 240gsm Satin paper using Epson Ultrachrome Archival inks, each print have a stated light fastness and image permanence of up to, at least 75 years. In order to preserve the image and prevent unnecessary fading, the print should not be exposed to direct sunlight and its UV rays.

All prints have the title and artist's name printed at the bottom of each reproduction.

Dimensions: 50 x 70cm (including white border)


Original Painting Information

Diego Velázquez, Spanish, 1599-1660,

Kitchen Maid with the Supper at Emmaus, c. 1617-1618

Oil on canvas, 55 x 118 cm

Presented, Sir Alfred and Lady Beit, 1987 (Beit Collection)



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