The Adoration of the Shepherds, Jacob Jordaens
Jacob Jordaens
The Adoration of the Shepherds
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Jacob Jordaens

The Adoration of the Shepherds, ca. 1653


Dimensions
71.5 x 92.7 cm
width (lower)
92.4 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
143
Acquisition
Acquired in 1816 with the founder’s bequest
Status
On display

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Adoration of the Shepherds
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert unten links: J. JOR. fec 1653

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1816 with the founder’s bequest

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 73B25 adoration of the Christ-child by the shepherds; Mary and Joseph present
  • 42A3 mother and baby or young child
  • 31AA233(+2) kneeling figure - AA - female human figure (+ back view)
  • 31D12 youth, young man, adolescent
  • 31D17 old woman
  • 11G191 angel(s) represented as child(ren)
Secondary
  • 73B281 the ox and the ass at the manger ~ Christ's birth
  • 34B2333 ducks (domestic waterbirds)
  • 47I213 sheep
  • 41A7751 container made of plant material other than wood: basket
  • 41C345 bowl
  • 41C326 jar, jug (used as drinking-vessel)
  • 48C73512 clarinet, bassoon, oboe, shawm

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15.05.2019