Adoration of the Shepherds
90.3 cm x 47.3 cm (35 9/16 in. x 18 5/8 in.)
(Moneglia, Italy, 1527 - 1585, El Escorial, Spain)
Medium and Support:
Oil on canvas
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Suida-Manning Collection, 2017
On several occasions, beginning with the great altarpiece for San Domenico in Bologna, Cambiaso rendered the Adoration of the Shepherds as a nocturne. With its extreme simplificaiton of composition and articulation of individual figures, this is a late version, of a size suited for private devotion.