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The Adoration of the Shepherds

Antonio di Dominicica. 1730

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

In a rustic shelter, Mary is semi-reclining on a bed of straw, watching over the infant Christ in a cradle, surrounded by marvelling shepherds.

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  • Title: The Adoration of the Shepherds
  • Creator: Antonio di Dominici
  • Date Created: ca. 1730
  • Signed: Lower margin in graphite: Bernardo (crossed out) de Dominici / 2 g - a 120 (price drawn over with ink).
  • Provenance: Giovanni Piancastelli
  • Markings: Mary Brandegee: Lugt 1860c.
  • Dimensions: 26.8 x 19.2 cm (10 9/16 x 7 9/16 in.)
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
  • Medium: Red chalk on cream laid paper

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