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The Adoration of de Magi /King David receiving the Emissaries of the Twelve Tribes / The Queen of Sheba before Solomon
Pseudo-Blesius
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Pseudo-Blesius

1510, 1520

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The Adoration of de Magi /King David receiving the Emissaries of the Twelve Tribes / The Queen of Sheba before Solomon

Ca. 1515. Oil on panel Not on display

The author of this work has been identified as the painter of an Adoration of the Magi signed, apocryphally, Hericus Blesius Fecit (Munich, Alte Pinakothek). The Museo del Prado’s work presents the same subject on its central panel, while the lateral panels present Old-Testament scenes with King David and King Solomon. These two are considered prefigurations of Christ, which must have been the triptych’s main subject. This is also demonstrated by the scene of Cain and Abel that appears on a tondo in a ruined arch, and the figure of a sybil over the pointed arch that shelters the main group of figures. The style is representative of Antwerp’s mannerist school: elegant and decorative in lines especially perceptible in its figures, as well as a plethora of rich details masterfully rendered with precise brushstrokes (Text from La Belleza Cautiva. Pequeños tesoros del Museo del Prado, Museo Nacional del Prado, Obra Social la Caixa, 2014, p. 66).

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Inventory number
P001361
Author
Pseudo-Blesius
Title
The Adoration of de Magi /King David receiving the Emissaries of the Twelve Tribes / The Queen of Sheba before Solomon
Date
Ca. 1515
Technique
Oil
Support
Panel
Dimension
Height: 58 cm.; Width: 54 cm.
Provenance
Royal Collection (Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid, "pieza del oratorio inmediato a la antecámara de la Celda Prioral", 1839)

Bibliography +

Friedländer, Max J., Von Eyck Bis Bruegel. Studien Zur Geschchichte Der Niederlan, Julius Bard, Berlín, 1921, pp. 6.

Friedländer, Max J., Early netherlandish painting, A.W.Sijthoff, Leyden, 1967, pp. 14, 15, 67.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1972, pp. 834.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1985, pp. 815-816.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1990, pp. nº493.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: catálogo de las pinturas, Ministerio de Educación y Cultura, Madrid, 1996, pp. 468.

Extravagant! : a forgotten chapter of Antwerp painting, 1500..., Koninklij Museum voor Schone Kuns, 2005, pp. 54.

García-Frías Checa, Carmen, 'De la grandeza y variedad de la pintura que hay en esta casa' La colección pictórica de Felipe II en El Monasterio de El Escorialo, De El Bosco a Tiziano: arte y maravilla en El Escorial, Patrimonio Nacional, Madrid, 2013, pp. 35-51 [42].

Maurer, G., Goya: lo bello y lo recóndito. En: La belleza encerrada: de Fra Angelico a Fortuny, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2013, pp. 99.

Mena Marqués, M.; Albarrán, V., La belleza encerrada: de Fra Angelico a Fortuny, folleto, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2013, pp. 11 n.25.

Mena Marqués, M.; Albarrán, V., Azúa, F. de, La belleza cautiva. Pequeños tesoros del Museo del Prado, Museo del Prado - Obra Social ''La Caixa'', Barcelona, 2014, pp. 66.

Prado captive beauty: treasures from the Prado Museum, Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, 2015, pp. n.7.

Other inventories +

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1854-1858. Núm. 493.

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 493.
Escuela alemana del mediodía, posterior á Alberto Durero / 493. La Adoración de los Magos. / Ocupa este asunto el centro de un tríptico, á cuyos lados estan Herodes y la Reyna de Sabá ante Salomon. (E.) (tabla) / Alto 2 pies, 2 pulg; Ancho 1 pie, 11 pulg, 3 lin.

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1872-1907. Núm. 1171.

Exhibitions +

Captive Beauty. Treasures from The Prado Museum
Tokio
10.10.2015 - 31.01.2016

Captive Beauty. Small Treasures at the Prado Museum
Barcelona
16.07.2014 - 05.01.2015

Captive Beauty. Fra Angelico to Fortuny
Madrid
21.05.2013 - 10.11.2013

Stella peregrinatium. La Virgen de Prima y su tiempo [Lumen Canariensis]
Santiago de Compostela
06.02.2004 - 21.03.2004

Lumen Canariensis: el Cristo de la Laguna y su tiempo
La Laguna (Santa Cruz de Tenerife)
04.11.2003 - 15.01.2004

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Update date: 25-07-2019 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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