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The Notte of Corregio --The Holy Night (the adoration of the Shepherds), (painting)

Artist:
Unknown
Correggio (copy after)
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 40
After Corregio. "The Notte, is celebrated for the striking effect of the light, which, in accordance with the old legend, proceeds from the new-born babe: the radiant infant and the mother who holds him, are lost in the splendor, which has guided the distant shepherds. A maiden on one side, and a beautiful youth on the other, who serve as a contrast to an old shepherd, receive the full light which seems to dazzle their eyes, while angels, hovering above, appear in a softened radiance. A little further back Joseph is employed with his ass, and in the background are more shepherds with their flocks. Morning breaks in the horizon, an ethereal light flows through the whole picture, and leaves only so much of the outline and substance of the forms apparent as is necessary to enable the eye to distinguish the objects." [P. 4.]
Catalogue of Paintings, Engravings, &c. &c. at the Picture Gallery of the Maryland Historical Society. Third Annual Exhibition, 1850. Baltimore: Printed by John D. Toy, corner of Market and St. Paul Streets.
Topic:
Religion--New Testament--Christ
Religion--New Testament--Shepherds
Religion--New Testament--Mary
Religion--Saint--St. Joseph
Figure group--Female & Child
Figure male--Elderly
Religion--Angel
Control number:
AECI 00900040
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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