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Title

The Adoration of the Magi


Artists

Agostino Carracci

Italy

15 Aug 1557 - 22 Mar 1602

after Baldassare Peruzzi

Italy

1481 - 1536


About

From either side of the composition the kings' cortège 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.


Details


Date

1579


Media category

Print


Materials used

engraving (on four sheets)


Edition

iii of 5 states


Dimensions

80.0 x 104.0 cm (trimmed to platemark)


Credit

Gift of Margaret Delmer 1985


Location

Not on display


Accession number

238.1985


Artist information

Agostino Carracci

Works in the collection

5

Artist information

after Baldassare Peruzzi

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Nicolas Draffin, Piety and Paganism, 'Introduction', pp 3-5, Sydney, 1991, p 4, p 7. no catalogue numbers

Peter Raissis, Mantegna to Piranesi - Italian old master prints from the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1998, p 5, p 8. no catalogue numbers

Peter Raissis, Prints & drawings Europe 1500-1900, Sydney, 2014, col illus p 45.