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The Adoration of the Shepherds, by Giacomo Apollonio (1582/4-1654).

Oil on canvas, 78.5cm by 99cm. Signed on a stone column: APOLLONIVS/BASSANESES.

Giacomo Apollonio was born to a daughter of the artist Jacopo Bassano (1510-1592) whose paintings, though mostly religious, often included landscape and genre scenes.

Bassano had four sons, all of whom became artists and all of whom worked in a very similar, almost indistinguishable style.

Giacomo trained with two of these, his uncles Girolamo and Giovanni Battista da Ponte.

G.F. Waagen in Treasures of Art in Great Britain, London, 1854, III, p. 406, names him as ‘Giacomo Bassano.’


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