Adoration of the Magi (Velázquez)
|The Adoration of the Magi|
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||204 cm × 126.5 cm (80 in × 49.8 in)|
|Location||Museo del Prado, Madrid|
The Adoration of the Magi is a 1619 Baroque painting by the Spanish artist Diego Velázquez now held in the Museo del Prado. It shows three kings presenting gifts to the Christ child: Melchoir, who kneels in the foreground; Balthazar, who stands behind him wearing a red cape and a lace collar; and Caspar, who appears between the other two. An unidentified young man who stands behind Balthazar is looking on. Kneeling near the Virgin's left shoulder is Saint Joseph. The size and format of the painting indicate that it was made for an altarpiece.
- Carr et al. 2006, p. 136.
- Carr, D. W., Bray, X., & Velázquez, D. (2006). Velázquez. London: National Gallery. ISBN 9781857093032
- Velázquez , exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (fully available online as PDF), which contains material on Adoration of the Magi (see index)