Ninth day of Christmas

Announcement to shepherds

TITLE: 天使向牧人傳佈嘉訊 (The Angels Spreads the Good News to the Shepherds)
ARTIST: 華效先 (Hua Xiaoxian, Luke Hua Hsiao-hsien)
INSCRIPTION(S): 路加華效先敬繪於一九四八年初夏 (Luke Hua Xiaoxian painted [this] in early Summer 1948)
MEDIUM: Chinese watercolor on silk; mounted as hanging scroll
DESCRIPTION: Two shepherds wait in the snow with their sheep while the angel Gabriel announces the birth of Jesus.
DIMENSIONS: (Painting [Mounting]) 53×47.5 cm [65.5×123 cm]



About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at

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