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Adoration of the Shepherds: 1652

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Adoration of the Shepherds


Cavalletto, Giovanni Battista de (Painter)


History note: Gustave Dreyfus, Paris; bt. Lord Duveen, with the rest of the Dreyfus collection, 1930

Measurements and weight

Height: 37.1 cm
Width: 40.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1933) by Duveen, Joseph, 1st Lord


Formerly attributed to North Italian School

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Egg tempera

Components of the work

Support: composed of canvas ( transferred from panel (wood))

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Tempera with gold on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Gloria in eccelsis et in terra pax hominibus
  • Location: On the scroll

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: 1652
Primary reference Number: 550
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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