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The Adoration of the Shepherds  1450

by Andrea Mantegna

Painted when the artist was probably in his early twenties, the picture is notable for its exquisite detail. It may have been commissioned by Borso d'Este, the duke of Ferrara, and its style seems to be a response to the vogue there for Netherlandish painting. Ahough transferred from wood to canvas, the painting is in excellent condition. (Source: [url=https://www.metmuseu...
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art