The Adoration of the Shepherds

Andrea Mantegna Italian

Not on view

Painted when the artist was probably in his early twenties, the picture is notable for its exquisite detail. It may have been commissioned by Borso d'Este, the duke of Ferrara, and its style seems to be a response to the vogue there for Netherlandish painting. Although transferred from wood to canvas, the painting is in excellent condition.

#5100. The Adoration of the Shepherds

The Adoration of the Shepherds, Andrea Mantegna (Italian, Isola di Carturo 1430/31–1506 Mantua), Tempera on canvas, transferred from wood

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