The Adoration of the Shepherds

Adoration scene
Additional Information: Painting; Religious; Initialed lower center "C.B." and dated in doorway at top "1584." Also initialed and dated on verso; Painting is in very good condition. No noticeable problems with the work. Tempera looks good. Frame is in good condition. Dark wood frame, matted in velvet with glass covering. Piece of paper taped to the back with text: " Tempera by Giovanni Battista Castello called II Genovese. Genoa, died 1637. The Adoration of the Shephards. Signed "CB" and dated 1584 on recto. Also signed and dated on verso. Tempera on vellum. 7 3/8" x 5 1/2" (188 x 139mm). Note - Giovanni Battista Castello, called II Genovese started as a goldsmith and the studied with Luca Cambiaso. Philip II called him ti the Escorial where he made illuminations and miniatures. This miniature dated 1584, was done during that period. By 1599, Castello had returned to Genoa."
Category Paintings
Reference Number 00819
Maker/Artist Giovanni Castello (called II Genovese)
Materials Tempera on vellum
Measurements 7.375 x 5.5 in
Time Period 1584


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