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The Adoration of the Shepherds  1550

by Marcellus Coffermans

ca. 1550 [br] A master in the Antwerp painters' guild since 1549, Coffermans was not interested in the Italianate mannerist style of his own time, but took his inspiration primarily from the works of artists active two or three generations before him. His rendition of this subject is decidedly traditional. The arrangement of the crowded scene, with the angel’s annunciati...
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art