Great Paintings: Angels Appearing before the Shepherds by Henry Ossawa Tanner

Angels Appearing before the Shepherds
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Christmas is approaching. In order to celebrate the season, I want to start sharing paintings related to the holiday. Today’s piece is Angels Appearing before the Shepherds by Henry Ossawa Tanner.

To my mind, Tanner’s style can be best described as realism with a painterly, almost Romantic style. Tanner primarily focused on scenes…