Adoration of the Magi

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  • Adoration of the Magi
  • View: Overall view of unfinished panel

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Title

Adoration of the Magi
View: Overall view of unfinished panel

Subject

animal; landscape; New Testament; saints; Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint

Description

This unfinished altarpiece was originally commissioned by the monks of San Donato a Scopeto, a monastery near Florence, in March 1481. Leonardo’s father, who administered the monastery’s finances, may have played a role in obtaining the commission. The painting was left unfinished by Leonardo when he moved to Milan sometime before 1483. Filippino Lippi subsequently provided a completed altarpiece of the same subject for the monastery (Florence, Uffizi).

Creator

Leonardo da Vinci (Italian painter, 1452-1519)

Source

Description: Universal Leonardo [website from University of the Arts, London]; http://www.universalleonardo.org/

Date

ca. 1479-1481 (creation)

Contributor

Fredlund, William

Rights

William Fredlund

Format

oil paint on wood panel
24.3 cm (height) x 24.6 cm (width)

Type

painting (visual work); altarpiece

Identifier

leon061x.jpg

Coverage

Galleria degli Uffizi (Florence, Tuscany, Italy); Piazzale degli Uffizi 6
Renaissance

Files

Citation

Leonardo da Vinci (Italian painter, 1452-1519), “Adoration of the Magi,” Institute Images Online, accessed May 25, 2018, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/2903.

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