Adoration of the Magi (Bosch, New York)

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Adoration of the Magi
Adoration of the Magi Hieronymus Bosch autograph ca. 1470–75 (NY).jpg
Artist Hieronymus Bosch
Year c. 1475[1]
Type oil on panel
Dimensions 71 cm × 57 cm (28 in × 22 in)
Location Metropolitan Museum, New York

The Adoration of the Magi is an oil painting on wood panel by Netherlandish artist Hieronymus Bosch, executed around 1475. It is housed in the Metropolitan Museum, New York, USA. A prominent feature of this painting is the strong perspective effect[2] and also the copious use of gold leaf which is not very typical for Bosch.[3] The pigments employed are red lake, azurite, lead-tin-yellow and ochres.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Adoration of the Magi". The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  2. ^ M. Ilsink and J. Koldeweij, Hieronymus Bosch, Visions of Genius, Yale University Press 2016, pp.58-61
  3. ^ Luuk Hoogstede, Ron Spronk, Matthijs Ilsink, Robert G. Erdmann, Jos Koldeweij, Rik Klein Gotink, Hieronymus Bosch, Painter and Draughtsman: Technical Studies, Yale University Press, 2016, pp. 172 – 181
  4. ^ Hieronymus Bosch, The Adoration of the Magi (New York), ColourLex


  • Varallo, Franca (2004). Bosch. Milan: Skira. 

Further reading[edit]

  • O'Neill, J, ed. (1987). The Renaissance in the North. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 
  • Matthijs Ilsink, Jos Koldeweij, Hieronymus Bosch: Painter and Draughtsman – Catalogue raisonné, Yale University Press, New Haven and London 2016, pp 216–223