Adoration of the Magi (Garofalo)

Adoration of the Magi is a 1530s oil on panel painting by the Italian renaissance artist Benvenuto Tisi in the collection of the Rijksmuseum.[1]

Adoration of the Magi
An oil painting of the Adoration of the Magi in a landscape near a ruin
ArtistBenvenuto Tisi da Garofalo
Yearcirca 1530s
MediumOil on panel
Dimensions79 cm × 58 cm (31 in × 23 in)
LocationRijksmuseum, Amsterdam


Mary sits with her child in front of ruined columns receiving gifts in a fantasy landscape.[1] On the right a man points to the Star of Bethlehem.


This painting can be seen hanging in a 19th-century sketch of the gallery of the Trippenhuis before the collection was moved to its present location in 1885

This painting has been considered a highlight of the collection since it was acquired in 1823 by William I of the Netherlands from the estate of Edmund Bourke in Paris and given to the Trippenhuis museum. It has been included in all Highlights of the Rijksmuseum catalogs since.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Catalog entry[permanent dead link] in museum website
  • SK-A-114 painting record on museum website