Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606 – 1669

The Adoration of the Shepherds (1646 [1])

oil on canvas (97 × 71 cm) — 1646 Museum Alte Pinakothek, Munich

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn biography

This work is linked to Luke 2:16

The shepherds have just been told the good news. Here they admire the child.

Rembrandt and his workshop made two paintings on this subject in 1646. Both have a sacral atmosphere, but without angels and heavenly music. The other painting is in London.

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