The Adoration of the Shepherds

Thirteen panels illustrating the life of Christ and comparable in size and style are known. They mainly depict incidents from the Life and Passion of Christ. It has been suggested that these works, probably with some others which are now lost, came from a single ensemble - this may have been an elaborate altarpiece involving much sculpture such as were popular in Lombardy. They are now generally agreed to be early works by the artist.

Key facts

Artist dates
active 1475 to about 1510
Full title
The Adoration of the Shepherds
Date made
about 1480-5
Medium and support
Tempera on poplar
24.8 x 21.6 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1918
Inventory number
Location in Gallery