The Presentation of Christ in the Temple

Pietro Antonio Magattic. 1725 - 1730

Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana

Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana
Milano, Italy

This painting, with its very balanced composition and extremely delicate tones, shows the presentation of Jesus in the Temple, just as Simeon takes the Child into his arms. Its formal characteristics show that it must have been painted in the 1720s. Scholars are undecided on whether this is a preparatory study or a work that is small in size to make it suitable for private devotion.


  • Title: The Presentation of Christ in the Temple
  • Creator: Pietro Antonio Magatti
  • Date Created: c. 1725 - 1730
  • Physical Dimensions: 72 x 93 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil
  • Art Genre: Sacred art
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Support: Canvas
  • Depicted Topic: madonna, Christ child, high priest

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