Today is December 1st. I'd like to try posting one Advent work for each day until Christmas. To start off, here is The Numbering at Bethlehem, 1566, by Pieter Breughel the Elder. This painting shows Joseph and Mary arriving in Bethlehem where their child will be born. They are at the bottom of the painting, near the center. The arrival in Bethlehem is an usual subject and this painting is probably the best-known on this theme.
A second work, titled Census at Bethlehem, c. 1605, is very similar and is by the Workshop of Pieter Breughel the Younger.