Adoration of the Shepherds – Gourmont

In this image of the Nativity of Christ by J. Gourmont, the Infant Jesus lies in a manger in the middle of a stone courtyard, with His Blessed Mother and St. Joseph, angels, and shepherds gathered around Him. Some angels hover in the air above the Christ Child and an angel holding a musical instrument sits on one of the low walls in the foreground of the painting. Some slightly fantastical arches and open buildings, part of a courtyard with a few approaching figures, a faraway green mountain, and a bright blue sky with small white clouds make up the background of the painting.