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An image of The Adoration of the Magi by Agostino Carracci, after Baldassare Peruzzi
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Alternate image of The Adoration of the Magi by Agostino Carracci, after Baldassare Peruzzi Alternate image of The Adoration of the Magi by Agostino Carracci, after Baldassare Peruzzi

Agostino Carracci

(Italy 15 Aug 1557 – 22 Mar 1602)

after Baldassare Peruzzi

(Italy 1481 – 1536)

Title
The Adoration of the Magi
Year
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
Accession number
238.1985
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Bibliography (2)

Nicolas Draffin, Piety and Paganism, 'Introduction', pg. 3-5, Sydney, 1991, 4, 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, 5, 8. no catalogue numbers

Exhibition history (5)

Piety and Paganism, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Jul 1991–29 Sep 1991

Splendour of the Baroque: Painting from Bologna 1550 to 1750:

Mantegna to Piranesi - Italian Old Master Prints from the Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Jun 1998–20 Sep 1998

Old Europe: Prints & drawings from the collection 1500-1800, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Jun 2006–06 Aug 2006

European prints and drawings 1500-1900, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 Aug 2014–02 Nov 2014