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Maker(s):Rembrandt, Harmensz van Rijn
Culture:Dutch (1606-1669)
Title:The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds
Date Made:1634
Materials:Etching, engraving and drypoint printed in black ink
Place Made:Europe; Netherlands
Measurements:Mat: 15 15/16 in x 19 15/16 in; 40.5 cm x 50.6 cm; Sheet: 10 9/16 in x 8 15/16 in; 26.8 cm x 22.7 cm; Plate/Image: 10 5/16 in x 8 5/8 in; 26.2 cm x 21.9 cm
Narrative Inscription:  WATERMARK: verso, upp. ctr.: [Crowned shield quartered with the arms of the Duchy of Wurttemberg; three deer antlers (Wirtemberg); diamonds (teck); an eagle with a standard (empire storm flag); two fish (Montbeliard); a small star below the shield]
Accession Number:  MH 1988.5
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Edward R. Emig (Esther Link, Class of 1917)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

A dark vertical landscape: angel above, bathed in light, with groups of other angels around, appear to a group of startled herders and animals (cows, sheep, goats) in the lower right corner, some of which are fleeing. State III (B130)

angels; animals

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