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Adoration of the Shepherds: 412

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 8

Titles

Adoration of the Shepherds

Maker(s)

Painter: Balen, Hendrik I van

Entities

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Measurements and weight

Height: 34.6 cm
Width: 27.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1816) by Fitzwilliam, Richard, 7th Viscount

Dating

Production date: circa AD 1595

Note

Formerly attributed to Rottenhammer and Breughel.

School or Style

Flemish

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of copper

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on copper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO
  • Location: Upper centre
  • Text: (much obliterated inscription or signature in capital letters, possibly H BALEN (highly conjectural))
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 412
Primary reference Number: 1094
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 4 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 4 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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