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Oil Painting - The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1957P12
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1660 - 1685

Maker Information

Artist:Adam de Colonia - View biography for Adam de Colonia


Colonia spent the early part of his career in his native Rotterdam before moving to London in about 1670. He established a reputation for landscapes with animals. Here, the animal group is the most vivid part of the nocturnal scene thrown into confusion by the appearance of the angel.

Presented by Martin Crabbe, 1957.

Further Information

Production Period:17th century
School/Style:Old Master
Medium:Oil on canvas.


Height:1710 mm
Width:1918 mm