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Updated: 14 April 2015
- Recueil Basan
The adoration of the shepherds: a night piece; the Holy family sits on the right in the light of a lantern, with the Virgin lying under a sheet which she holds up from her face to look at Christ who is sleeping between her and Joseph, on the right, who holds a book and looks up towards the shepherds leaning in from the left, the one closest to the centre holding a lantern, the silhouettes of cattle in the left foreground; posthumous tenth state with regular cross hatching in the background, figures on the left shaded more, hatchings added to sheet on Virgin's head and pillow under her face, after addition of horizontal and vertical linesupper edge, before entire plate has been reworked with fine shading; heavily re-worked by workshop of Henri Louis Basan; from an edition of the Recueil published by Henri Louis Basan around 1810. 1652
Etching, drypoint and burin
- Published in: Paris
- (Europe,France,Ile-de-France (département),Paris)
- Height: 148 millimetres
- Width: 189 millimetres
For the Rembrandt etching see F,4.85
For comment on the volume, which was published by Henri Louis Basan around 1810, see 1941,0327.11.1
Prints & Drawings
The adoration of the shepherds; a night piece with the Holy Family at right; late impression, heavily re-worked by Pierre François Basan; from an edition of the Recueil published by Henri Louis Basan around 1810. 1652 Etching, drypoint and burin
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Object reference number: PPA325133
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