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The Adoration of the Magi
  • Artist Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577 - 1640)
  • TitleThe Adoration of the Magi
  • Dating 1620-talet
  • Technique/MaterialOil on canvas
  • Dimensions255 x 213 cm
  • AcquisitionGift of Gustaf Werner, 1934
  • CategoryOil painting
  • Inventory NumberGKM 0968
  • Display StatusOn display in The Baroque Hall (Room 4)
Description
Provenance
The famous Baroque artist Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) often received commissions for large, decorative works from Europe’s rulers as well as the Catholic Church.

In the Museum’s collection is The Adoration of the Magi, which with its monumental composition and sumptuous colours is a typical example of his religious paintings. This major canvas was executed towards the end of the 1620s by Rubens and his assistants as an altarpiece for a now unknown church.

Björn Fredlund from The Collection Gothenburg Museum of Art, Gothenburg 2014