The Adoration of the Christ Child

A work made of oil on panel.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on panel.

Date:

c. 1515

Artist:

Jacob Cornelisz. van Oostsanen and Workshop
Netherlandish, c. 1470/75–by 1533

About this artwork

According to tradition, the birth of Christ took place in a stable constructed in the ruins of King David’s palace in Bethlehem. In Jacob Cornelisz. van Oostsanen’s painting, the garlands and scrollwork of the architecture and the tumbling musical angels demonstrate an exuberant adaptation of Renaissance motifs to an essentially late medieval scene. Jacob Cornelisz. was the first major painter established in Amsterdam; the importance of this city in the northern portion of the Netherlands increased dramatically over the course of the 16th century.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 202

Artist

Jacob Cornelisz. van Oostsanen

Title

The Adoration of the Christ Child

Origin

Netherlands

Date

1510–1520

Medium

Oil on panel

Dimensions

98.5 × 76.3 cm (38 3/4 × 30 1/16 in.) Painted surface: 97 × 74.9 cm (38 3/16 × 29 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

George F. Harding Collection

Reference Number

1983.375

Extended information about this artwork

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