Franz Christoph Janneck studied at the Vienna Academy under the court painter Jacob van Schuppen (1670–1751). He also created altarpieces, but above all excelled in cabinet painting. In the stable at Bethlehem, which is set up in a ruin, the shepherds come together to see the Messiah announced by the angel, a newborn child in a diaper in a manger (Luke 2: 8-20). The sky has opened, singing angels sit on clouds, putti hover between them. Maria sits on a piece of wall and bends lovingly over her son, in front of whom a young shepherd kneels. The Adoration of the Shepherds shows a closeness to the works of Franz Christoph Janneck in terms of composition, handling of the figures, the use of light and the use of color, but the brushwork differs from his certain works. But it is undoubtedly a very charming work.