Adoration of the kings, Giovanni Battista Castello
Giovanni Battista Castello
Adoration of the kings
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Reference

Giulio Clovio: Anbetung der Könige (Farnese-Studenbuch, fol. 38v), 1546. Inv. Nr. MS M.69, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York

Different version

Giovanni Battista Castello: Anbetung der Könige, 1588. Inv. M 6112, Musée Marmottan, Collection Wildenstein, Paris

Giovanni Battista Castello

Adoration of the kings, 1584


Blatt
334 x 263 mm
Inventory Number
760
Object Number
760 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Adoration of the kings
Draughtsman
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Monogrammiert und datiert unten rechts: JBC [ligiert] //1584
Captions Added Later
Verso bezeichnet auf dem Montierungsbogen oben mittig (mit der Feder in Schwarz): JBC [ligiert] genoua 1584 [vom Verso übertragen?]; (mit schwarzem Stift): C. J van Bieselingen ? / ist erst 1584 geboren
Verso unten links Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356)
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Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Foto: U. Edelmann

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Persons Shown
Illustrated Passage
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Matthäus 2,1-12

Iconclass

Primary
  • 73B57 adoration of the kings: the Wise Men present their gifts to the Christ-child (gold, frankincense and myrrh)
Secondary
  • 46C131 riding a horse, ass, or mule; rider, horseman
  • 48C149 ruin of a building ~ architecture
  • 11F4212 Mary sitting or enthroned, the Christ-child in front of her, sitting in her lap (or in front of her bosom)
  • 48C7356(BAGPIPES) other wind instruments (BAGPIPES)
  • 25F24(CAMEL) hoofed animals: camel
  • 46A7(+0) crowd, mob (+ variant)

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15.02.2021