Here's Rembrandt's illustration
of The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds.
(If you have trouble seeing this, the angel is at five o'clock from the
cloud-hidden light -- a quarter of the way across the picture from left
to right and standing on a cloud at the middle (vertically) of the picture.
The angel, of uncertain sex, is waving with his or her left hand. The
shepards are in the clearing below.)
They may have been the last to see him alive. Recent strenuous searches...
have yielded few clues as to why there have been fewer angel sightings in
recent years. Notwithstanding their empirical absence, experts can tell us a great deal
about them. You can investigate this issue further on the internet,
Susan Wink's Angel Links.
Fortunately, we still have angelfish.