Flemish school of the early seventeenth century
Workshop Gaspar de Crayer (Antwerp 1582 - Ghent 1662)
Nativity with Adoration of the Shepherds
Coat of arms of noble family (to study)
This adoration of the shepherds is a work in a sense of intimacy, able to combine the representation of the gesture of devotion par excellence with an intense humanity that shines through the characters, expression of a concrete and tangible rural world.
From an attribution point of view, the typology of the faces, some of an intense beauty, and the details with which the figures have been drawn, extremely pleasant in the chromatic and luminous effects, show clear references to the Nordic school, undeniably Flemish. Further study could lead to the attributive field by endangering the name of the Flemish Gaspar of Crayer (Antwerp, 1582 - Ghent, 1662), with whom the composition on the examination has multiple affinities.
Compare some details with the magnificent Adoration of the Magi of the Church of St. Martin of Courtai in Belgium (photo 2), and in particular the face of the angel, which finds close affinities with that of our canvas.
The Coat of Arms, which has the advantage of having a private commission, perhaps a tribute to the noble family or the brotherhood of the client.
The canvas is in excellent condition.
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