Shepherds Purse: painting - da Correggio "Adoration"

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The work is an "Adoration of the Shepherds" genre scene by Antonio Allegri da Correggio, from 1530, commissioned by Alberto Pratoneri of Reggio Emilia. The work is currently located in the Gemäldegalerie in Dresden but is clearly Italian in provenence from its history. It is included here to show the intrusion of "Classical" representations in religious art, detracting from their usefulness for researching artifacts contemporary to the artist.


Waetzoldt, Stephan. 1970. Art Treasures in Germany. McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York. fig. 193