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Adoration of the Shepherds

Altobello Melone

This fresco, which was damaged – especially in its upper part – when it was transferred onto canvas, may come from the former convent of the Colomba in Cremona. Altobello Melone is likely to have painted it  sometime after completing his crucial work in Cremona cathedral. He interprets the Adoration, a religious subject, in a popular vein, strongly characterising his figures and focusing the light on the foreshortened body of the Christ Child.

Download hi-res image TITLE Adoration of the Shepherds
AUTHOR Altobello Melone
DATE 1519 - 20
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Fresco Transferred To Canvas
DIMENSIONS cm 148 x 182
Work Not On Display
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