BRAMER, Leonaert
(b. 1596, Delft, d. 1674, Delft)

Journey of the Three Magi to Bethlehem

Oil on panel, 79 x 107 cm
New York Historical Society, New York

This panel is one of the hundreds of night scenes which Bramer, one of the most successful artists in Delft, produced. The Magi, led by torch-bearing angels, have evidently just arrived at their destination, or are close enough to dismount. Considering that Bramer painted a considerable amount of pendant pictures, it has been suggested that the manger was depicted in a pendant panel representing the Adoration of the Shepherds.