Adoration of the Shepherds

Adoration of the Shepherds

circa 1695
Nicolás Rodríguez Juárez, Mexican, 1/5/1667-7/10/1734
Born: Mexico City, Mexico
Oil paint on canvas or panel.
Gift of the Collection of Frederick and Jan Mayer

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.

frame height: 85 1/2 in, 217.17 cm; frame width: 69 in, 175.26 cm; frame depth: 10 in, 25.4 cm; height: 74 in, 187.9600 cm; width: 44 in, 111.7600 cm
BC to BR: "Nicholas Rodriguez Xuarez"
Mayer Center, Latin American Art
Latin American Art

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

Known Provenance
Gifted 23 December 2009 by the Frederick and Jan Mayer Collection to the Denver Art Museum. Provenance research is on-going at the Denver Art Museum. Please e-mail, if you have questions, or if you have additional information to share with us.
Exhibition History
  • 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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