ORLEY, Jan van
(b. 1665, Brussel, d. 1735, Brussel)

Adoration of the Shepherds

Oil on canvas, 336 x 705 cm
Sint-Salvatorskathedraal, Bruges

In later years van Orley worked for the Jasper van der Borcht workshop for which he produced the models for the Life of Christ series realized in 1731. The set of 8 tapestries together with the cartoons, which were painted in oil on canvas, are now in the St. Salvator's Cathedral in Bruges. The influence of the work of Charles Le Brun is evident in the series.