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Creator:
John Flaxman, 1755–1826, British
Title:

The Adoration of the Magi, a Design for Bas Relief

Additional Title(s):

Verso: Graphite Sketch of a Vase

Date:
undated
Medium:
Graphite, gray wash, and watercolor on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
11 1/8 x 18 inches (28.3 x 45.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower center: "Adoration of the Magi Bas Relief"

Watermarks: 1794/ JW (cut off)

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1986.29.524
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
adoration of the kings: the Wise Men present their gifts to the Christ-child (gold, frankincense and myrrh) | bas relief | gifts | gold | incense | infancy | kings | magi | myrrh | relief | religious and mythological subject | spice | vases
Associated People:
Caspar
Balthasar
Melchior
Jesus Christ (7-2 BC/BCE to 30-36 AD/CE)
The Three Wise Men
The Virgin Mary
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:2165
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