An image of The Adoration of the Magi

Agostino Carracci

(Italy 15 Aug 1557 – 22 Mar 1602)

after Baldassare Peruzzi

(Italy 1481 – 1536)

The Adoration of the Magi

Location
Not on display
Further information

From either side of the composition the kings' cort├Ęge winds its way towards the Christ Child through a fantastical landscape dotted with antique monuments. The engraving is based on a drawing by Baldassare Peruzzi, made in Bologna in c.1523 for Count Giovanni Battista Bentivoglio (now in the British Museum). The gallery's engraving lacks the upper section showing God in heaven surrounded by angels.

Year
1579
Media
Print
Medium
engraving (on four sheets)
Dimensions
80.0 x 104.0 cm (trimmed to platemark)
Credit
Gift of Margaret Delmer 1985
Accession number
238.1985