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Adoration of the Magi

Gaudenzio Ferrari

The Adoration proper, accompanied by images of the procession of kings and pages, knights, dwarves and exotic animals, merges a taste for dazzling narrative with details of moving realism, for example the ageing king bowing in reverence to the Christ Child as he imparts a priestly blessing. Gaudenzio’s scenes with their human richness and variety of figures were to serve as models for successive generations of painters.

Download hi-res image TITLE Adoration of the Magi
AUTHOR Gaudenzio Ferrari
DATE 1541 - 1543
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Fresco Transferred To Canvas
DIMENSIONS Left panel: cm 190 x 65; central panel cm 190 x 136; right panel cm 190 x 65;
INVENTORY 24
ROOM X
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