HONTHORST, Gerrit van
(b. 1590, Utrecht, d. 1656, Utrecht)

Adoration of the Shepherds

Oil on canvas, 164 x 190 cm
Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne

This painting probably came from the Stadtholder's collection and during the 18th century hung in the Carthusian church of St Barbara in Cologne. Honthorst was one of the Stadtholder's court artists who had studied in Italy and worked in the Baroque style.