(b. ca. 1499, Roma, d. 1546, Mantova)

Adoration of the Shepherds

c. 1535
Oil on wood, 275 x 212 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

In the second half of the 1530s, Giulio Romano was in charge of decorating and furnishing the St Longinus Chapel in the church of Sant'Andrea in Mantua. He painted one of his great masterpieces of religious art for this chapel - the Adoration of the Shepherds altarpiece, now in the Louvre.