The Adoration of the Shepherds with Angels

There are nine choirs of music-making angels on each side of the Holy Family and adoring shepherds. Two larger angels, centre, blowing trumpets, herald the arrival of a further group of angels bearing the Instruments of the Passion.

Key facts

Artist dates
1460 - 1535
Full title
The Adoration of the Shepherds with the Nine Choirs of Angels
Date made
about 1499
Medium and support
Oil on wood
52.4 x 37.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Layard Bequest, 1916
Inventory number
Location in Gallery