The Adoration of the Shepherds, Circle of Jan van Haensbergen (1642-1705).

Oil on panel. 32cm by 42.5cm. In a carved and giltwood frame.

Jan van Haensbergen was born in Utrecht in 1642 and died in The Hague in 1705. He was a pupil of Cornelius van Poelenburgh (1594-1667), whose style of landscape painting he successfully imitated.

However, he concentrated mainly on portraiture, which provided a good living, and painted many of the élite in The Hague, where he also became known as an art dealer.


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