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Creator John Flaxman, 1755–1826, British
Title The Adoration of the Magi, a Design for Bas Relief
Alternate Title(s) Verso: Graphite Sketch of a Vase
Date undated
Medium Graphite, gray wash, and watercolor on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions Sheet: 11 1/8 x 18 inches (28.3 x 45.7 cm)
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
Accession Number B1986.29.524
Collection Prints and Drawings
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People Represented or Subject • Caspar
• Balthasar
• Jesus Christ (7-2 BC/BCE to 30-36 AD/CE)
• Melchior
• The Three Wise Men
• The Virgin Mary
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

Sylvie Tritz, John Flaxman und die Renaissance = John Flaxman and the Renaissance, ein Meister des Klassizismus im diolog mit Masaccio und Donatello : a master of neo-classicism in dialogue with Masaccio and Donatello, Skulpturensammlung und Museum Fèur Byzantinische Kunst Staatliche Museen, Berlin, 2009, p. 69, fig. 19, NJ18 F615 T2513 2009 (YCBA)

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