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Adoration of the Shepherds: 2821

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Adoration of the Shepherds


Copy after Bassano, Jacopo (Jacopo da Ponte) (Draughtsman)


History note: Sir J. Reynolds (Lugt 2364); Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A.

Measurements and weight

Height: 273 mm
Width: 395 mm

Relative size of this object

39.5 m27.3 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1943) by Brangwyn, Frank


The drawing follows the perforations on the paper; this may account for its crude quality; it has life in parts, e.g. the donkey's head on the left

School or Style


Materials used in production

Brown ink
Black chalk

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper ( light brown, several oil stains)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Quill pen and brown ink over traces of black chalk on light brown paper, perforated for transfer

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 840
  • Location: Upper right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Adoration of the Shepherds by Giacomo Bertoja of Parma. died 1618 (and in a different hand:) 46PR
  • Location: On card attached to mount
  • Method of creation: Ink

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2821
Primary reference Number: 7082
Lugt: 2364
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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