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Drawing - The Adoration of the Shepherds
  • The Adoration of the Shepherds
    Ricci, Sebastiano, born 1659 - died 1734
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The Adoration of the Shepherds

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    France (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ricci, Sebastiano, born 1659 - died 1734 (artist)
    Vouet, Simon, born 1590 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and bistre, washed with Indian ink

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.255

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 111

Physical description

The Adoration of the Shepherds, in a grand Temple. A coat of arms beneath the steps leading to where the Virgin is placed; angels hover above; Pen and bistre, washed with Indian ink; Designed for a book illustration.

Place of Origin

France (possibly, drawn)

Date

17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Ricci, Sebastiano, born 1659 - died 1734 (artist)
Vouet, Simon, born 1590 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and bistre, washed with Indian ink

Dimensions

Height: 5.8 in, Width: 3.8 in

Object history note

This was designed for a book illustration.

Descriptive line

Vouet, Simon (school of), formerly ascribed to Sebastiano Ricci; The Adoration of the Shepherds, in a grand Temple. A coat of arms beneath the steps leading to where the Virgin is placed; angels hover above; Pen and bistre, washed with Indian ink; Designed for a book illustration; French School; 17th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.

Materials

Paper; Pen; Bistre; Indian ink

Techniques

Drawing; Wash technique

Subjects depicted

Temple; Coat of arms; Angels

Categories

Drawings; Designs; Heraldry

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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