Die Anbetung der Hirten
Rembrandt (Harmensz. van Rijn) (1606-1669)

Die Anbetung der Hirten,

1646
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
97 x 71,3 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal IX
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
393
Acquisition
1806 aus der Galerie Düsseldorf
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Rembrandt (Harmensz. van Rijn), Die Anbetung der Hirten, 1646, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/k2xnEVN4Pd (Last updated on 13.04.2022)
The so-called ‘Passion Cycle’ was painted for the stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, Prince Frederik Hendrik of Orange. The six paintings however do not form a cohesive entity as central events in the life and passion of Christ are missing. It is probable that the stadtholder’s death in 1647 prevented the execution of subsequent scenes. The works were not created according to the sequence of events recorded in the gospels—Rembrandt completed ‘The Deposition’ in 1633, whereas ‘The Adoration of the Shepherds’ was not finished until 1646.

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