Jacob Jordaens

The Adoration of the Shepherds

937 detail signatuur
937 achterzijde
937 ingelijst
937 voorzijde
937 voorzijde

Jacob Jordaens
The Adoration of the Shepherds

1617 Zu sehen in Saal 3

Mary is holding the sleeping Jesus in her arms, showing him to the shepherds. The painter has zoomed in, giving us the feeling that we are in the front row, in the best spot to see the child. And the reflections in the shiny brass jug.

The painting has elements of the style of Caravaggio, who was known for his strong lighting effects and raw naturalism. However, the Flemish artist Jordaens never went to Italy. He was introduced to Caravaggism through other painters, such as Rubens.

Technische Daten
937 voorzijde

Jacob Jordaens
The Adoration of the Shepherds

1617 Zu sehen in Saal 3

Acquired with the support of the Friends of the Mauritshuis Foundation, 1959
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Details

Allgemeine Informationen
Jacob Jordaens (Antwerp 1593 - 1678 Antwerp)
The Adoration of the Shepherds
1617
painting
937
Saal 3
Material und technische Daten
oil
panel
95.7 x 125 cm
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Ursprung

Prince Lichnowsky, Kuchelna, Silesia, before 1905; Paul Cassirer Gallery, Berlin and Amsterdam, 1927-1928; A.N.F. Rhodius, Bennebroek; F.R.H. Rhodius, Heemstede, 1953; purchased with the support of the Friends of the Mauritshuis Foundation, 1959