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Study for The Adoration of the Magi

Study for The Adoration of the Magi
(c. 1561)

pen and brown ink; laid down
20.0 × 21.0 cm (sheet)
stamped in ink l.r.: NATIONAL GALLERY / OF VICTORIA (Lugt 1932g)
inscribed in brown ink in H.S. Gilkes' hand l.r.: 1278/3/48
inscribed in pencil on reverse l.c.: (...illeg.)
stamped in black ink l.r.: WE (monogram) (Lugt 2617: William Esdaile)
stamped in pen and brown inkl.r.: (rearing lion facing left holding sword) (Lugt 2799: William Mayor)
stamped in black ink l.r.: R (not in Lugt: unidentified collector)
Accession Number
International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1923
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Joe White Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display
Subjects (general)
Human Figures Relationships and Interactions Religion and Mythology
Subjects (specific)
Adoration of the Magi (New Testament narrative) Blessed Virgin Mary (Christian character) Christ Child (Christian theme) drapery studies infants maternity Nativity of Christ (New Testament narrative) preparatory drawings