Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606 – 1669

The Adoration of the Shepherds (with the lamp)

etching (10 × 13 cm) — c. 1654 Museum Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn biography

This work is linked to Luke 2:16

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Joseph shows the newly born child to a group of shepherds. Mary, clearly still tired, holds her son, who sits next to her. The light in the stable comes from an oil lamp. To the right are two oxes.

One of the shepherds holds a bagpipe.

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