ADORATION OF THE SHEPHERDS (AFTER PERUGINO).

Swynnerton, Annie Louisa, 1844-1933; Adoration of the Infant Christ

Image: Manchester Art Gallery.

This is a work is a copy of a painting by Pietro Vannucci (known as ‘Perugino’). The fresco copied was originally in the portico of the church of Saint Francis di Monteripido, Perugia (a city in central Italy, 80 miles/130 km north of Rome), painted c. 1504. The fresco is now housed in the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria, Perugia.

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Image: Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria.

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  • Medium: oil on canvas.
  • Dimensions: 906 x 597 mm (0.54 m²); the painted area, excluding the dark surround, is 0.43 m². [Perugino’s original is 3560 x 2460 mm, four times Annie’s dimentions, the painted area within the semicircle covering 7.1 m²].
  • History: bequeathed by Annie to Manchester Art Gallery, who received it in 1934.
  • Location: Manchester Art Gallery.

 

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