Adoration of the Kings

Alessandro Turchiearly 17th century

Museo di Castelvecchio

Museo di Castelvecchio
Verona, Italy

This work is a youthful masterpiece by Alessandro Turchi. The partly concealed figure who looks out at the observer from behind the group of kneeling Magi is almost surely a self-portrait. Turchi was a pupil of Felice Brusasorzi and perhaps of Jacopo Palma as well. The chromatic freshness, based primarily on brilliant, contrasting tones of red, is especially striking.


  • Title: Adoration of the Kings
  • Creator: Alessandro Turchi, known as l'Orbetto (Verona 1578 - Rome 1649)
  • Date Created: early 17th century
  • Physical Dimensions: H 219 x L 117 cm
  • Provenance: Verona, oratory di San Giuseppe (?); Montorio (Verona), orartory of San Giuseppe all'Olmo (?)
  • Type: painting
  • Medium: oil on canvas

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