The Notte of Corregio --The Holy Night, the adoration of the Shepherds, (painting)
Correggio (copy after)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 69
"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 anold shepherd, receive the 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 back ground 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 the substance of the forms apparent as is necessary to distinguish the objects." "After Corregio." [P. 5.]
Catalogue of Paintings, Engravings, &c. &c. at the Picture Gallery of the Maryland Historical Society. Fourth Exhibition, 1853. Baltimore: Printed by John D. Toy, Printer, corner of Market and St. Paul Streets.