The Adoration of the Magi, ca. 1520
Workshop of Gerard David (Netherlandish, ca. 1455–1523)
Oil on wood; Overall 27 3/4 x 28 7/8 in. (70.5 x 73.3 cm), painted surface 27 1/2 x 28 3/8 in. (69.2 x 72.1 cm)
The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982 (1982.60.17)
The compositions and motifs of Gerard David's art were disseminated in Antwerp after he joined the guild there in 1515. This panel synthesizes features of his work with characteristics of Antwerp painting of about 1520; the extravagantly dressed onlookers at the right are a pure invention of Antwerp art, as is the prominent landscape view with travelers carrying goods for trade.