The Adoration of the Magi by Giorgio Vasari

This work is a small-scale replica of a large altarpiece begun by Vasari in Florence in the summer of 1566 for the newly elected Pope Pius V.

Details

Medium:
Oil on panel
Dimensions:
65 x 48 cm
Art Fund grant:
£70,000 ( Total: £555,555)
Acquired in:
2006
Vendor:
Richard L Feigen and Co, New York

It was probably painted before the altarpiece was transported to Rome. Research by Rick Scorza has established that this panel was almost certainly painted for Vasari's close friend Vincenzo Borghini who had a liking for replicas of well-known works.

Provenance

Vincenzo Borghini; Venturi di Vincenzo Ulivelli; Fra Niccolo da Cortona; ?Marchese Panciatichi, 1833; Bertha Tilly, New York; Sotheby's, New York, 1986; Richard L Feigen and Co, New York.

Venue details

Scottish National Gallery The Mound, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH2 2EL 0131 624 6200 www.nationalgalleries.org

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