The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds
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Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds, 1634


Platte / Stein
261 x 219 mm
Blatt
266 x 223 mm
Inventory Number
5784
Object Number
5784 D
Acquisition
Ancient Holdings (Collections J. F. Städel or J. G. Grambs)
Status
Can be presented in the study hall of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds
Artist
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert auf der Platte unten rechts: Rembrandt. f 1634
Work Catalogues
  • Bartsch 44, III/III

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum, Foto: U. Edelmann
Acquisition
Ancient Holdings (Collections J. F. Städel or J. G. Grambs)

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Illustrated Passage
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Lukas 2,8–14

Iconclass

Primary
  • 73B14 annunciation of Christ's birth to the shepherds (and/or shepherdesses) at night; a host of singing angels in the air
  • 11E1 Holy Ghost represented as a dove (in flames)
Secondary

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15.05.2019