The Nativity

Artist: Attributed to Zanobi Strozzi (Italian, Florence 1412–1468 Florence)

Date: ca. 1433–34

Medium: Tempera and gold on wood

Dimensions: 7 3/8 x 17 1/8 in. (18.7 x 43.5 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Gift of May Dougherty King, 1983

Accession Number: 1983.490


This charming picture seems to have been painted in Fra Angelico's workshop in about 1440. It is the center of a predella of an altarpiece and can be associated with several other panels with scenes from the lives of various saints.