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After Ary Scheffer (1795-1858)

'L'annonciation aux Bergers' 1860

Albumen print? | RCIN 2865037

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Photograph of a work by Ary Scheffer, the prime version of which was painted in 1841. The image depicts a group of women, men and children, all gazing upwards to the left. The scene is inspired by the episode of the Annunciation to the Shepherds from the Nativity of Jesus in Bible's Luke 2, in which angels tell a group of shepherds about Christ's birth.

Scheffer (and his studio) continued throughout his life to produce new works of old compositions on demand. His paintings were also widely reproduced as etchings.

  • Creator(s)

    After Ary Scheffer (1795-1858) (artist)

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs