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The painting was probably commissioned by the Elector of Saxony, Frederic the Wise (1486-1525) for the chapel at the Wittenberg castle. Completed by Dürer after his first visit to Italy (1494-1495), the panel exemplifies the fusion of northern attention to detail, a typically Italian perspective, and a color sense influenced by the Venetian painting of Mantegna and Giovanni Bellini. It has been in the Uffizi since 1793 following an exchange with the Imperial Gallery of Vienna.

Details

  • Title: Adoration of the Magi
  • Creator: Albrecht Dürer Dürer
  • Date created: 1504
  • Style: Flamish Renaissance/ Altarpiece
  • Provenance: The Elector of Saxony Chapel at the Wittenberg castle in Saxony, Germany
  • Physical Dimensions: w1135 x h990 mm
  • Original Title: Adorazione dei Magi
  • Type: painting
  • Medium: Oil on panel

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