The Adoration of the Shepherds

This panel is usually said to have been part of a predella of an altarpiece, but it may have formed a single panel, possibly below an altarpiece. Although evidently painted very quickly, as was commonly the case with Signorelli, some of the forms - notably the cloak of Saint Joseph - have great monumentality.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
about 1440/50 - 1523
Full title
The Adoration of the Shepherds
Date made
probably about 1490-1510
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
17.1 x 64.8 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1900
Inventory number
NG1776
Location in Gallery