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Jacob Jordaens, The King Drinks!, ca. 1645

Special Exhibit
April 1, 2012-September 8, 2012

Location: Aaron and Blima Shickman Old Masters Galleries

Artist: Jacob Jordaens

Curator: Shlomit Steinberg

Media: Painting

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.