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This artwork, The Nativity of Christ - The Adoration of the Shepherds (The Small Passion) by Albrecht Dürer, is currently for sale at Masterworks Fine Art Gallery.
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Albrecht Dürer, The Nativity of Christ - The Adoration of the Shepherds (The Small Passion)
 
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TITLE:  The Nativity of Christ - The Adoration of the Shepherds (The Small Passion)
ARTIST:  Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528)
WORK DATE:  1612
CATEGORY:  Prints and Multiples
MATERIALS:  Woodcut
EDITION/SET OF:  This work is from the Italian edition of 1612, with Italian text on verso.
MARKINGS:  This work is monogrammed in the woodblock 'AD' in the lower right.
SIZE:  Image Size: 5 in x 3 13/16 in (12.7 cm x 9.7cm)
Sheet Size: 7 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in (19.7 cm x 14 cm)
Framed Size: 21 4/5 in x 20 3/4 in (55.4 cm x 52.7 cm)
STYLE:  Renaissance
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  Masterworks Fine Art Gallery  +1-510-777-9970  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  Condition: This work is in good condition.

Historical Description:
This work from Dürer's Small Passion series stands apart from the rest as one which utilizes a fantastic play on perspective. The central scene is embedded into the background of the composition; in the foreground, we can see Dürer augment the beams of the flooring to connote depth and spatial arrangement.

According to Walter Strauss, Dürer "offers another innovation: the perspective image is from below. Two shepherds, one with bagpipes, are kneeling before the Infant Christ; a third is receiving the glad tidings from an angel in the background" (p. 410).

Created in 1612, this woodcut is monogrammed in the woodblock 'AD' in the lower right. This work is from the Italian edition of 1612 with Italian text on verso.

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