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The Adoration of the Shepherds, Johann Carl Loth (1632-1698).

Oil on canvas, 121cm by 158cm.

This painting was purchased by the 5th Earl of Exeter circa 1684. It first appears in the 1763 Inventory : “The picture room…Adoration of the shepherds Carlo Loti,” and is regarded as a masterpiece of the artist’s  work on a small scale. Loth was born in Munich, but active for most of his life in Venice, where he worked closely with Pietro Liberi whose work was also favoured by the 5th Earl.


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