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The Adoration of the Shepherds


RCIN 403974

Painted with lively brushstrokes, this is a highly finished preparatory oil sketch for Sebastiano Ricci’s full-scale altarpiece in the Cathedral of Saluzzo. The modello shows the influence not only of Veronese but also of Jacopo Bassano, especially visible in the realistic depiction of the shepherds on the left, the farmworker with the ox and the elderly figure of Joseph.

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