The Adoration of the Shepherds by Bonifazio de' Pitati

This painting shows the influence of Palma Vecchio, while the pastoral landscape is reminiscent of Titian and Giorgione.

Details

Medium:
Oil on panel
Dimensions:
118 x 152 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £2,400)
Acquired in:
1955
Vendor:
Clive Patterson

Bonifazio was one of the most popular painters in Venice in the early 16th century and produced many works for Venetian palaces and churches.

Provenance

Sir Lindsay Holford, sold Christie's, 15/7/27 (lot 16); Annie Lady Cowdray, Paddockhurst; Mr Clive Patterson.

Venue details

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Chamberlain Square, BIRMINGHAM West Midlands B3 3DH 0121 303 1966 www.bmag.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass

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