(b. 1450, Citta della Pieve, d. 1523, Perugia)


c. 1504
Oil on panel, 34 x 46 cm
Accademia Carrara, Bergamo

One of Perugino's most favoured subjects at the turn of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries was the Nativity, set in a wide landscape, and in which only a few figures appear, in reverent poses. The version in Bergamo was painted in Perugino's workshop with the direct participation of the master, who must have personally decided about the changes between the various versions.