Adoration of the Magi (Bosch, New York)

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The Adoration of the Magi
Adoration of the Magi Hieronymus Bosch autograph ca. 1470–75 (NY).jpg
ArtistHieronymus Bosch Edit this on Wikidata
Yearc. 1475
MediumOil paint, Tempera, oak
Dimensions71.1 cm (28.0 in) × 56.5 cm (22.2 in)
LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art, US
IdentifiersRKDimages ID: 59406
The Met object ID: 435724

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, US. A prominent feature of this painting is the strong perspective effect[1] and also the copious use of gold leaf which is not very typical for Bosch.[2] The pigments employed are red lake, azurite, lead-tin-yellow and ochres.[3]

The precise authorship of this panel is and has been disputed, but in 2016 the Bosch Research and Conservation Project attributed it to Bosch based on evidence in the underdrawing.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ M. Ilsink and J. Koldeweij, Hieronymus Bosch, Visions of Genius, Yale University Press 2016, pp.58-61
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ 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

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