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The Nativity
  • Johan Wierix, artist
    born: Antwerp, Habsburg Netherlands (present-day Belgium) ; died: Brussels, Southern Netherlands (present-day Belgium)
    Albrecht Dürer
    born: Nuremberg, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) ; died: Nuremberg, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) ; active: Holy Roman Empire (prese
  • The Nativity, 1566
  • Where object was made: Flanders
  • engraving
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 182 x 117 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 7 1/8 x 4 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 11 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1993.0023

Mary and baby Jesus under timber house with thatched roof. Joseph draws water from a well. A tree appears to be growing out of the top of the roof.