Adoration of the Shepards, 1565

Domenikos Theotokopoulos, called El Greco, attr. to

Iraklio/Greece 1541 - 1614 Toledo

Adoration of the Shepards, 1565

Separate Study of the Infant Christ (top left)

Pen and ink in brown
12,2 x 17,7 cm
Inscribed to the right of center, above the lower margin: "Boschi"
On verso an old price indication.

Nude Woman Advancing to the right (verso)

We kindly thank Nicholas Turner who relates our drawing to two early painted representations of the Adoration of the Shepards (preserved at Boughton House, Northamptonshire and at the Willumsen Museum, Denmark).
Turner also cites two drawings (preserved at the Musée du Louvre and the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart) for an Adoration with stylistically comparable details (see accompaning essay, March 2016).

Private collection (with the collector's stamp "JGE" (Jean Genty), not in Lugt)
Private collection, Switzerland