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Lodovico Mazzolino: 'The Nativity'

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This is an early painting in which the influence of Lombard artists (including those in the circle of Leonardo) is combined with that of Ferrarese 15th-century painters such as Ercole de' Roberti.

It is somewhat unusual for the adoring shepherds to be represented by only one prominent figure, but see also Titian's 'Holy Family and a Shepherd'.

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