Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds
  • Rembrandt van Rijn
    born: Leyden, Dutch Republic (present-day Netherlands) ; died: Amsterdam, Dutch Republic (present-day Netherlands)
  • The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds, 1634
  • Where object was made: Netherlands
  • etching, burin, drypoint
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 257 x 216 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 10 1/8 x 8 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1967.0083
Catalogue raisonné

An illuminated figure wearing a robe stands on a tall rock in a forest setting with arms outstreched. Shepherds and their flock run around below the rock in fear and awe.