About this artwork

Bought from the Mattei family in Rome in 1802, this is a good quality picture from Jacopo Bassano’s workshop. The studio included his three painter sons, Francesco, Leandro and Gerolamo and this work has, at various stages, been attributed to each of them, although the style seems closest to Francesco. A pendant painting from the same source depicting the parable of ‘Lazarus at the Feast of Dives’ is in a Scottish private collection.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    The Adoration of the Shepherds
  • date created:
    Probably 1580s
  • studio of:
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    97.50 x 126.00 cm; Framed: 120.40 x 149.50 x 8.30 cm / 12.00 kg
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Bequest of Mrs Nisbet Hamilton Ogilvy of Biel 1921
  • accession number:
    NG 1511
  • gallery:
  • artwork photographed by:
    Antonia Reeve
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