Adoration of the Shepherds
This splendid panel belonged to a retable of large dimensions, other parts of which are yet to be found. It is a rendering of the theme of the Adoration of the Shepherds, who appear kneeling on the left, added to the elements normally associated with the Nativity scene. In the middle of the composition we see the Newborn in a wooden manger, together with the elderly figure of Joseph and the Virgin, who crosses her hands over her breast in an attitude of reverence. Behind her a female figure appears that may be one of the midwives who, according to the apocryphal tradition, assisted her during the birth.
184 x 118 x 8 cm
Long-term loan from the Generalitat de Catalunya. National Art Collection. Given by Don Antonio Gallardo Ballart, 2015