Adoration of the Magi

A work made of oil on panel.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on panel.

Date:

c. 1519

Artist:

Jan van Scorel
Netherlandish, 1495-1562

About this artwork

The style of this painting, its support of fir wood, and its history in Austrian collections indicate that it was painted by the young Dutchman Jan van Scorel as he traveled over the Alps on his way to study in Italy. Hence, it is one of the earliest known works by an artist who first biographer, Karel van Mander, praised him as t he lantern bearer who brought the Renaissance style back to the Netherlands. Here the delicate colors, refined landscape, and vivid characterization of the figures testify to the mastery that the young painter had already achieved before he reached Italy.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 207

Artist

Jan van Scorel

Title

Adoration of the Magi

Origin

Netherlands

Date

1515–1525

Medium

Oil on panel

Dimensions

44.4 cm × 55.2 cm (17 1/2 × 21 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Wilson L. Mead Fund

Reference Number

1935.381

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