Perugino’s ‘Adoration’ on view in Milan

Until 28 Jan. On loan from Perugia.

The masterpiece Adorazione dei Pastori by Pietro Vannucci – known as Il Perugino – will be on display in Milan’s diocesan museum in Piazza S. Eustorgio until 28 January.

The large work, measuring 263 by 147 cm, is part of multiple-panelled altarpiece which took the High Renaissance master and teacher of Raphael 20 years to produce, and which was still in the final stages of completion on his death from the plague in 1523.

Commissioned in 1502 by the friars of St Augustine’s church in Perugia, the eight metre high altarpiece was originally composed of over 30 panels. Most of these over the centuries have become scattered among museums in Italy, France and the US.

The exhibit is open from Tuesday to Sunday (and also Mondays if a holiday) from 10.00 to 18.00. The full entry price is €8; reductions for groups and minors.