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Adoration of the Shepherds, (painting)

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Garofalo  Search this
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Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 50
No. 50. The Adoration of the Shepherds. Benvenuto Tisio, Called Garofalo. Born 1481. Died 1559. This is a beautiful little painting upon copper, containing eight figures, besides two cherubs inthe air, who bear a circlet upon which is inscribed "Gloria in Excelsis Deo." The faces of the shepherds are exceedingly expressive, but those of the mother and child are left unfinished, as though the artist had despaired of embodying his conception. The pictures of Benvenuto Tisio are usually signed with a pink or a gilly flower, from which he has acquired the name "Garofalo." Two very small pinks in the uplifted hand of the child sign this painting. Garofalo went from the bolognese school to that of Raphael. His style is marked by a "fantastic mode of conception, and peculiarly abrupt and vivid coloring," but peculiar grace which distinguishes the school of Raphael is still very evident. [P. 41.]
A Catalogue of Paintings in the Gallery of John C. Henderson, Linden Lawn, Staten Island. New-York: W.C. Bryant & Co., Printers, 41 Nassau Street, corner Liberty. 1860.
Religion--New Testament--Shepherds  Search this
Religion--New Testament--Christ  Search this
Figure group--Female & Child  Search this
Religion--Angel  Search this
Religion--New Testament--Mary  Search this
Control number:
AECI 05810036
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index