SAVOLDO, Giovanni Girolamo
(b. 1480, Brescia, d. 1548, Venezia)

Adoration of the Shepherds

c. 1540
Oil on canvas, 180 x 127 cm
San Giobbe, Venice

After the angelic message, one shepherd prayerfully approaches the stable while the others peek in through the window, unable to apprehend the direct revelation of the Child. Like other versions of the same theme, this is a figurative representation of Isaiah's prophecy.