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Nativity

Uploaded on:
2011-08-05 18:59:00.0
File Size:
2.75 MB
Dimensions:
2480 x 3371 pixels
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Digital Media Bank ID: 8896
Description: Nativity. The Christ Child lies in a stable crowded with shepherds and their families, bagpiper with mastiff, Mary and Joseph, angel rejoicing at centre, ox, ass and lamb. Cherubim are entwined above, outside a shaft of starlight appears. The influence of Hans von Aachen's stay in Italy is readily apparent in the painting, which betrays knowledge of the work of Correggio and Veronese. The woman in the foreground holding a child with her back to the viewer is a typical compositional device used by the artist.
Categories: Collections / Fine Art, Timeline/ Georgian (1714 - 1837), Collections / Fine Art/ Oil Paintings  

Rights & Reuse

Licence: CC BY-SA
Credit Line: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove

Object or Artwork info

Type (of Object or Artwork): Oil Painting
Title (of Artwork / Object): Nativity
Creator (of Artwork / Object): Hans von Aachen (style of)
Date Created (of Object / Artwork): 1590C.
Description (Object or Artwork): In the centre of this Nativity scene the Christ Child lies in a manger. The stable is crowded with shepherds and animals, Mary and Joseph stand beside with an angel, above are Cherubim and through the door of the stable a shaft of light from a star can be seen.
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christianity
   
Other Keywords: oil painting,PCF,christ,cherubim,

File info

Original Filename: fa000073_d01_ab10.jpg
Size: 2.75 MB; 2480 x 3371 pixels; 210 x 285 mm (print at 300 DPI); 656 x 892 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Portrait

Administrative info

Linked Accession no.: FA000073