The Adoration of the Shepherds (The Nativity)

Related Artist: Jacques Jordaens (1593 - 1678)


City Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol, United Kingdom

Object details

Title

The Adoration of the Shepherds (The Nativity)

Technique and support

Oil on panel

Dimensions

126.3 x 166.5 cm

Artist

Related artist

Jacques Jordaens (1593 - 1678)

Most recent published attribution

Jordaens [always]

Collection and provenance

Collection

City Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol, United Kingdom

Inv. no.

K1093

Provenance

D.W. Acraman, sale no.1, Christie’s, Lane Crescent, Clifton, 24 August 1842 (221);
bought by W.(?) Battersby;
by descent or bequest to Abraham Gray Harford Battersby, (second son of John Scandrott Harford sr. and brother of John Scandrott jr.), who changed his name to Abraham Gray Harford Battersby, inheriting Battersby Estate;
passed to his son John Battersby Harford, who inherited Bimso Castle from his uncle John Scandrott Harford jr.;
presented by John H. Battersby Harford to the Bristol Academy for Fine Arts (later called Royal West of England Academy), 1858;
from which it was purchased by the museum in 1931.

Literature

Literature

Rooses 1903, p.157, as Jordaens;
Rooses 1908, pp.180, 192, 252;
London Royal Academy 1938, no.69 ;
Louvre Museum 1949, I, under no.720;
Van Puyvelde 1953, pp. 94, 156, 187, as a replica;
London Royal Academy 1953-54, no. 293;
d’Hulst 1956a, pp. 221, 256 257, 378 379, under no.141, 433, under no 289;
Bristol Museum 1957, no. K.1093;
d’Hulst 1974, I, p. 194, under no. A95; II, p. 344 under no. A26;
Ottawa 1968-69, p. 209 under no. 239, p. 248, under no. 313;
d’Hulst 1982, pp. 242, 350;
Addison, 1992, p. 130.

Consult the bibliography

Panel reverse

Cradled or uncradled

Cradled

Dendrochronology

Genus of wood

Oak

Number of planks

10

Plank no. 1

Tree rings: 168
Dated: undated
Felled: -
Origin: -

Plank no. 2

Tree rings: 153
Dated: AD 1454 – 1606
Felled: After AD 1621 (terminus post quem)
Origin: Poland/ Baltic states

Plank no. 3

Tree rings: 147
Dated: AD 1397 – 1543
Felled: After AD 1553 (terminus post quem)
Origin: Poland/ Baltic states

Plank no. 4

Tree rings: 155
Dated: undated
Felled: -
Origin: -

Plank no. 5

Tree rings: 230
Dated: AD 1386 – 1615
Felled: After AD 1625 (terminus post quem)
Origin: Poland/ Baltic states

Plank no. 6

Tree rings: 155
Dated: AD 1470 – 1624
Felled: After AD 1634 (terminus post quem)
Origin: Poland/ Baltic states

Plank no. 7

Tree rings: 160
Dated: AD 1452 – 1611
Felled: After AD 1621 (terminus post quem)
Origin: Poland/ Baltic states

Plank no. 8

Tree rings: 42
Dated: undated
Felled: -
Origin: -

Plank no. 9

Tree rings: 102
Dated: undated
Felled: -
Origin: -

Plank no. 10

Tree rings: 211
Dated: AD 1398 – 1608
Felled: After AD 1618 (terminus post quem)
Origin: Poland/ Baltic states

Planks of the same tree

2. and 7. this painting

Date of investigation

04 December 2017

Dendro report no.

BI001/2017

Author

Dr. MBA Joost Vander Auwera

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