Pictures from the Cradle slideshow

These are the images I used in the slideshow to accompany the music Cradle. If, somehow, you ended up at this page some other way, and want to view show and listen to the song, it is on YouTube.

To my knowledge the information on this page is correct. If you know otherwise, please let me know.

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My current song collection


The adoration of the magi
Herbrandt Jans van den Ekhout (1621-1674)
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

French Limoges enamel plaque (Mid-16th c.)
Private collection

Adoration of the Shepherds
Domenico Ghirlandaio (1448-1494)
The Wikipedia article points out that this image contains a portrait of Ghirlandaio as one of the Shepherds.
Sassetti Chapel

Nativity scene (19th. c) (detail)
Karl von Blaas (1815-1894)
 + Full version
Nave of Altlerchenfelder church, Vienna

Jean-Baptiste Marie Pierre (1714-1789)
private collection
French Limoges enamel plaque (c. 1150)
Unknown master
Chapel Palatina, Palermo

God/Christ as Creator (c1220-30)
Anonymous (13th c.)
Bible Moralis, Paris; Ink, tempera, and gold
Nativity (c. 1614)
Gregorio Fernández (1576-1636)
Abbey of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas

Nativity (1420)
Robert Campin (1375-1444)
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon
for L'Atmosphere: Météorologie Populaire (Paris, 1888)
Susanna Magruder, colorist

Adoration of the magi (1434)
 Note that the third magus is apparently a woman. This was apparently not as uncommon as you might expect (see also the ‘Adoration of kings’, below).
Stefano da Verona (c. 1379-c. 1438)
The Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan
Adoration of the Shepherds, Messina
Polidoro da Caravaggio (1499-1543)

Adoration of the Shepherds (detail from Life of Mary, c. 1533)
Gaudenzio Ferrari (c.1475-1546)
 + Full wall with different scenes
Fresco; Cappella dell'Assunta, San Cristoforo, Vercelli
The Adoration of the Magi (c1566)
El Greco (Dominikos Thestokopoulos 1541-1614)
Benaki Museum

Adoration of the kings (12th-14th c.)
 Note that, once again, the third magus, (usually traditionally named Melchior) may be a woman. It is not as clear as the Verona image above. S/he is beardless, but there are no other gender-identifying marks.
Anonymous (12th-14th c.)
Mosaic; St Mark’s Basilica, Venice
The Holy Night (1529-1530)
Antonio da Correggio (1489-1534)
Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden

Behold the Lamb of God
Walter Rane (1949-)
Copyright © Walter Rane; Walter Rane Prints
The Adoration of the Shepherds (c.1752)
Giovanni Domenicoe Tiepolo (1727-1804)
private collection

Arrival of the Shepherds (1885)
Henri Lerolle (1848-1929)
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
The Adoration of the Shepherds (1635-1640)
Matthias Stom (1600-1649)
North Carolina Museum of Art

Adoration of the Shepherds (c. 1660)
Nicolaes Maes (1634-1693 Dutch)
Getty Center

The Adoration of the Shepherds (L'adoration des bergers) (1886-1894)
Jacques Joseph Tissot (James 1836-1902)
Brooklyn Museum

The Adoration of the Shepherds (1609)
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610)
Museo Regionale, Messina





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Jacques Joseph Tissot (James 1836-1902)