Adoration of the Shepherds
- Nicolás Rodríguez Juárez, Mexican, 1/5/1667-7/10/1734
- Born: Mexico City, Mexico
Nicolás Rodríguez Juárez, Adoration of the Shepherds, about 1695. Oil paint on canvas or panel; 85½ × 69 × 10 in. Gift of the Collection of Frederick and Jan Mayer, 2009.763.
Nicolas Rodriguez Juarez (1667-1734) was a member of the most important family dynasty of painters active in Mexico City for over 100 years. Founded by Nicolas’s great grandfather Luis Juarez around 1600, the family included the famous artists Jose Juarez (Nicolas’s grandfather), Antonio Rodriguez (Nicolas’s father) and Juan Rodriguez Juarez (Nicolas’s brother), among others. The Mayer/DAM collection includes examples by the founding father Luis Juarez, by an apprentice of Jose Juarez, and several examples by Juan Rodriguez Juarez.
This painting of the Adoration of the Shepherds, signed by Nicolas Rodriguez Juarez, originally formed part of an altar screen or a triumphal arch for the entry of a new viceroy to Mexico City. The Rodriguez Juarez family participated in numerous such commissions.
-- Donna Pierce, 2015
- Exhibited at the DAM since 1981
- included in special exhibition "Splendors of Baroque Mexico" at DAM, Dec 1, 1984- Jan 27, 1985.
- “Stampede: Animals in Art” — Denver Art Museum, 9/10/2017
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