Colonia spent the early part of his career in his native Rotterdam before moving to London in about 1670. He established a reputation for landscapes with animals. Here, the animal group is the most vivid part of the nocturnal scene thrown into confusion by the appearance of the angel.
Height: 1710 mm, Width: 1918 mm
Oil on canvas.
Presented by Martin Crabbe, 1957.
© Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery