Adoration of the Shepherds

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Location: 
Room 23
Artists / Makers / Authorities: 
Serra brothers workshop
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Description:

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.

Painting

Circa 1365-1375

184 x 118 x 8 cm

Long-term loan from the Generalitat de Catalunya. National Art Collection. Given by Don Antonio Gallardo Ballart, 2015

Inventory number: 

251559-000

Egg tempera and gilding on wood
Subject: Religion
Century: 14th
This panel was probably part of a monumental altarpiece, of which other parts are unknown. Unknown provenance
Taller dels germans Serra - Adoration of the Shepherds - Circa 1365-1375
Adoration of the Shepherds