Adoration of the Shepherds by Sebastiano Conca, Naples, Italy, 1720
Oil on canvas
96 x 104 in.
Conca painted this picture for Rome's most adventurous patron, Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni. He may also have used this painting as a model for an altar frontal, a pillow-like plaque decoration. All in all he is one of the few Italian artists on this site. That is something which I would like to change.