Jacob Jordaens, The King Drinks!, ca. 1645
Special ExhibitApril 1, 2012-September 8, 2012
Location: Aaron and Blima Shickman Old Masters Galleries
Artist: Jacob Jordaens
Curator: Shlomit Steinberg
Jacob Jordaens, The King Drinks!, ca. 1645 Jordaens, one of the major Flemish Baroque painters, earned fame for his large-scale commissions. This painting, an important addition to the Museum’s growing holdings of masterpieces from the Netherlands, depicts the Feast of Epiphany, held on the twelfth night of Christmas in commemoration of the Adoration of the Magi. The celebration includes much food, wine, and merriment shared within the extended family.