JANNECK, Franz Christoph
(b. 1703, Graz, d. 1761, Wien)
The Adoration of the Shepherdsc. 1740
Oil on copper, 36 x 46 cm
This painting is an example of Janneck's abilities as a painter of cabinet pictures. The copper support favoured by the artist not only intensifies the richness and luminosity of the palette but also allows for a meticulous rendering of drapery folds, reflective surfaces and finely delineated facial features.