The Adoration of the Shepherds by Ciro Ferri

This work was commissioned by Cardinal Francesco Barberini as a present for the Venetian Ambassador to Rome.

Details

Medium:
Oil on copper Dimensions: 52.5 x 38.8 cm
Acquired in:
2012_Mahon
Bequeathed by:
Sir Denis Mahon CH CBE FBA FSA through The Art Fund

It forms part of a collection of 57 paintings donated by the Trustees of Sir Denis Mahon's Charitable Trust through the Art Fund to 6 museums in the UK. Sir Denis Mahon was one of the most distinguished art historians and collectors of the 20th century, and a determined campaigner on behalf of museums into his 90s. Mahon formed his collection over several decades, progressively demonstrating the range, significance and quality of the Italian baroque despite its comparative neglect by previous scholars. His passion and erudition – and the sheer quality of the works he brought together – changed hearts and minds and had a discernible impact on its very status in the history of European art.

Venue details

Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB2 1RB 01223 332900 www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

Entry details

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