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The painter of this work was one of the Antwerp Mannerists, a group of artists who painted biblical figures and saints as if they were contemporary citizens in costly clothing - half fantasy, half 16th-century reality - such as the three kings, seen here bearing gifts for the infant Jesus. According to legend, the stable in which he was born was built on the ruins of the palace of King David, which explains the fanciful, pseudo-classical architecture.
|Title||Triptych with the Adoration of the Magi, the Adoration of the Shephards and the Rest on the Flight into Egypt|
|Material and technique||Oil on panel|
|Location||This object is on view in room 36|
Height : 119 cm
Width : 167 cm
Depth : 5,5 cm
Painter: Meester van de Aanbidding te Lille
previously attributed: Dirck Jacobsz. Vellert
|Accession number||1959 (OK)|
|Credits||Verworven met de verzameling van / Acquired with the collection of D.G. van Beuningen 1958|
|Collector||Collector / D.G. van Beuningen|
|Exhibitions|| Van Eyck tot Bruegel (1994)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
|Material||Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique|
|Panel > Worked wood > Wood > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique|
|Object||Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object|
|Geographical origin||Antwerp > Belgium > Western Europe > Europe|
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Meester van de Aanbidding te Lille
werkzaam/active Antwerpen 1520 - 1530