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The Adoration of the Shepherds, 1599

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 203 x 297 mm
  • Inv. 2014-NL

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Three shepherds are kneeling before the manger with the Christ child. One of them has two chickens in a basket. On the left are the ox and donkey, on the right Mary and Joseph.


Johannes I Sadeler
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Jacopo Bassano RKD
Bassano ca. 1510 - 1515 - Bassano 1592

Johannes I Sadeler

Title The Adoration of the Shepherds
Date 1599
Period 16th century
Location Venice TGN
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription in the depiction, top left: Jaweh
printed inscription in the depiction, top left: Filius meu es tu, ego hodie genui te. Psal.2.
printed inscription in the depiction, below: I. Ponte Bassa. pix. / cû priuil. Sum. Pontif. et S. C&s. Mai / Joa. Sadeler. Sculpsit et excud. Venetijs / 1599
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-NL
Acquisition credit
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11D Christ Iconclass
11D21 Christ-child (with attributes) Iconclass
11F the Virgin Mary Iconclass
11H(JOSEPH) the foster-father of Christ, Joseph of Nazareth, husband of Mary; possible attributes: flowering rod or wand, lily, carpenter's tools Iconclass
31D111 infant, baby ~ the ages of man Iconclass
31D1111 male infant Iconclass
34B232 fowl (cock, hen, chicken, etc.) Iconclass
41A7751 container made of plant material other than wood: basket Iconclass
42A411 cradle, crib Iconclass
46C13142 ass, donkey Iconclass
47I21111 ox Iconclass
47I221 herding, herdsman, herdswoman, shepherd, shepherdess, cowherd, etc. Iconclass
47I2271 stall, stable Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
73 New Testament Iconclass
73B birth and youth of Christ Iconclass
73B25 adoration of the Christ-child by the shepherds; Mary and Joseph present Iconclass
School / Style Baroque AAT
Hollstein's Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts ca. 1450-1700 : Vol. XXI. Aegidius Sadeler to Raphael Sadeler II : Text ; Vol. XXII : Plates / Friedrich Wilhelm H. Hollstein, Dieuwke De Hoop Scheffer, Karel Gerard Boon. - Amsterdam : Van Gendt & Co., 1980 (109)
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