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Adoration of the shepherds. 1594

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Adoration of the shepherds. 1594

The third sheet from the series "Life of the Virgin".

In the pictorial style of Jacopo Bassano.

Engraving. 458 x 350.

The fields are cropped.

III state with number.

There is a signature in monogram with date in the lower left corner, on the stone: HG | Ao. 1594; near the bottom edge of the image: 3.

Inv. G 559.

Literature: Bartsch, vol. 3, p. 15, № 17; Nagler, Bd. 5, p. 275 (c); Blanc, t. 2, p. 306, № 13–18; Wurzbach, Bd. 1, p. 599, № 17; Hirschmann, 1921, № 11.

The series "Life of the Virgin", consisting of six sheets (Annunciation, Visitation, Adoration of the shepherds, Circumcision, Adoration of the magi, The Holy Family with the infant St John the Baptist), was created in 1593-1594. Each sheet of this series was planned by the master as an imitation of the individual authorial style of different painters.

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