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Attributed to Brueghel, Pieter, the younger (Flemish artist, born 1564 or 1565, died 1637 or 1638) , Adoration of the Magi

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Title Adoration of the Magi
Collection Angus Council Cultural Services Division
Artist Attributed to Brueghel, Pieter, the younger (Flemish artist, born 1564 or 1565, died 1637 or 1638)
Date 1618
Description The Three Kings presenting their gifts to the Virgin and Child are in the centre of an imaginary landscape, which is depicted from a bird's eye view. Crowds of people are arriving from either side, including European, Asian and Oriental types and exotic animals such as camels and an elephant. A pentimento is in the background (upper right): four figures crossing the frozen river have been painted out. This scene, painted on three joined horizontal panels, depends on the Adoration of the Magi by Pieter Bruegel the elder (c.1556, 114 x 163 cm, Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels).
Current Accession Number A.1978.25
Subject religion (Adoration of the Magi)
Measurements 117 x 151 cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by James Rait 1845.
Provenance Possibly given by Clementine Ogilvy to James Rait (date unknown).
Notes Clementine Ogilvy, was James Rait's wife, and a daughter of the Earl of Airlie.
Rights Owner Angus Council Cultural Services Division
Author Dr Claudia Heide
 

 

 

 

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