The Adoration of the Shepherds, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1650 - 1654
Joseph sits in the gloom of the stable, reading a book by the light of a lantern (right). He looks up at the approaching shepherds. Mary, curled up next to him, pushes the blanket away to see who has arrived. The shepherds are barely visible, their contours subtly illuminated. Three oxen can be discerned in the left foreground.