Images of The Nativity

Welcome to our collection of drawings, paintings and illustrations of the Holy Nativity. You’ll find images of Mary, Joseph and Jesus along with angels, wisemen and kings. Much of the artwork in this category is not from children’s books but from famous artists, many of whom lived during the Renaissance.

Gathering Christmas and Nativity images has been an interesting journey. Each artist has put their own interpretation on the story of the Holy Birth. Some include images of the crucifixion and others simply portray the great joy on both heaven and earth of the birth of Jesus Christ.

If you are looking for Christmas images that remember the real reason for the season, you’ve come to the right place. Each year it becomes harder and harder to find Christmas cards with Nativity drawings. Why not make your own from the wonderful collection of vintage Nativity images here on Reusable Art?

Asleep on the Hay

Beautiful vintage Christmas engraving of Jesus asleep on the hay as shepherds come to adore their Lord.

Christmas Engraving

Beautiful wood Christmas Engraving of the Nativity by the French artist Gustave Dore. Shepherds and others have come to see Christ and celebrate his birth.

Holy Nativity by Pierre

Beautiful adaptation of the Holy Nativity by Pierre. The 18th Century, French artist filled his painting with love and light in one of his prettiest works.

The Nativity by Giovanni

The Nativity by Giovanni, painted in the 1300s features gold accents on the mantles, the baby Jesus and the angels who have come to witness the holy birth.

The Virgin With Angels

Beautiful Christmas painting by Bourguereau of The Virgin with Angels. Would make a lovely Christmas card image.

The Nativity

Beautiful colored painting of the Nativity celebrating the birth of Christ.

Nativity Engraving

Beautiful Nativity engraving by Martin Schongauer (ca. 1450-1491). It features Mary and Jesus with an ox and a mule looking on.

Nativity Painting

Nativity painting by Hans Holbein, the Younger. Would make a wonderful classic-style Christmas card.

The Nativity by Federico Barocci

The Nativity by Federico Barocci an Italian Renaissance (c. 1526-1612). Barocci shares with the world his interpretation of the birth of Christ.