Diego Rodríguez da Silva y Velázquez 1599 – 1660

The Adoration of the Magi

oil on canvas (203 × 125 cm) — 1619 Museum Museo del Prado, Madrid

Diego Rodríguez da Silva y Velázquez biography

This work is linked to Matthew 2:11

The three wise men from the east have arrived in Bethlehem and present their gifts to the child and his parents. They are dressed according to Spanish fashion in the days of Velázquez.

Some say that the painter's wife, their youngest daughter and members of their family posed for this painting.

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