Lot 54: Italian school, mid 16th century. "Adoration of the shepherds" Oil on
27 October 2016
Barcelona, SpainLive Auction
Italian school, mid 16th century. "Adoration of the shepherds"
Oil on copper. A night-time scene depicting Mary in the centre contemplating the Jesus Chid who is sleeping in the manger. On both sides the shepherds (among them a fruit-carrying woman) adore and observe the newborn, whilst Joseph drives the ox and the mule to the stall. In the background is a landscape with ruined classical buildings. Origin: Formerly from a collection belonging to Antoni Batlló "El Conventet", Barcelona. Bibliography: Bibliography: appears in the catalogue for the "Christmas in Sedunión" exhibition which took place in barcelona in December 1978. 44 x 35 cm.