The Adoration of the Shepherds

Related Artist: Anthony Van Dyck (1599 - 1641)

Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed (RCE), The Hague, Netherlands

Object details


The Adoration of the Shepherds

Technique and support

Oil on panel


57.0 x 40.5 cm


Related artist

Anthony Van Dyck (1599 - 1641)

Most recent published attribution

After Van Dyck [Vey 2004]

Collection and provenance


Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed (RCE), The Hague, Netherlands

Inv. no.

NK 1659


E. Huybrechts, Antwerp, by 1899;
his sale, E. Le Roy, Antwerp, 12-15 May 1902 (17);
with the Stichting Nederlands Kunstbezit (now the Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed (RCE)) from 1952.



Antwerp 1899, no. 4, as Van Dyck;
London 1900, no. 131;
Cust 1900, p. 246, no. 6;
Schaeffer 1909, p. 500 n.115;
Glück 1931, p. 546 n.255;
Vey 1956, p. 204, as after Van Dyck;
Larsen 1988, II, no. 684, as possibly Van Dyck;
RBK 1992, p. 93, no. 679, as manner of Van Dyck;
Barnes et al. 2004, p. 248, under no. III.2 (H. Vey), as after Van Dyck.

Consult the bibliography

Panel reverse

Cradled or uncradled



Genus of wood


Number of planks


Plank no. 1

Tree rings: 122
Dated: undated
Felled: -
Origin: -

Plank no. 2

Tree rings: 207
Dated: AD 1428 – 1634
Felled: After AD 1644 (terminus post quem)
Origin: Poland/ Baltic states

Planks of the same tree


Date of investigation

11 October 2017

Dendro report no.



Drs. Justin Davies

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