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Adoration of the shepherds with Sts Longinus and John the Evangelist. c.1540/45
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Height: 415 millimetres (trimmed)
Width: 293 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- After a lost preliminary drawing to a painting now in the Louvre, Paris (inv.421), executed by Giulio Romano for the chapel of Isabella Boschetta in Sant' Andrea, Mantua, c.1536. Also see 'Giulio Romano pinxit et delineavit', Rome 1993, cat. No.93, and 'The French Renaissance in Prints', Los Angeles 1994, cat. No.32.
The Master IQV notably changes the background, replacing a distant nocturnal scene, which depicts an angel appearing in a blaze of light before a few shepherds, with two soldiers looking out towards a coastal town. Furthermore, the orientation of the background is reversed in relation to the whole composition. For further details, see Jenkins 2017.
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