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Adoration of the Magi  1519

by Jan van Scorel

One of Jan van Scorel’s earliest known works, this image of three kings from distant lands paying tribute to the newborn Jesus incorporates elements of northern and southern European visual traditions. The refined landscape, intricate costumes, and individualized faces of the figures attest to lessons the artist likely learned from his Netherlandish predecessors. The elabo...
44.4 cm × 55.2 cm (17 1/2 × 21 3/4 in.)
Oil on panel
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago