The Nativity

Title: The Nativity

by Martin Schongauer (c. 1448 – 2 February 1491)

Oil on panel (37 × 28 cm) — c. 1480; Gemäldegalerie der Staatlichen Museen, Berlin

Martin Schongauer biography This work is linked to Luke 2:16

Joseph, Mary, the ass, the ox and the shepherds all admire the new-born child lying on a bundle of straw covered by a blanket.

The style of this work shows resemblance to that of the Southern Netherlandish master Rogier van der Weyden, whose work Schongauer is believed to have closely studied.


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