Madrid – Naples – Celle

Special Presentation of the Renaissance Masterpiece "The Adoration of the Shepherds"

This masterful painting by the Renaissance painter Pedro Fernández is one of the most important paintings in the Celle art collections. It was purchased at the end of 1940 from the holdings of the former Prussian royal family to decorate Celle Palace.

 

For a long time, its high quality was known, but not the artist. In 2014, in collaboration with the Italian art historian Odette D'Aalbo from Bologna, it was attributed to the painter Pedro Fernández. In 2022/23, the painting travelled as a loan for an international project: At the Prado Museum in Madrid and the Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, it was part of a major exhibition documenting the influence of Spanish painters on Italian Renaissance painting.

 

On its return, this Renaissance masterpiece can be seen from December 2023 in a small special presentation in the baroque state rooms of Celle Palace.

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