Adoration of Magi Painting

Carlo Dolci, c.1640. oil on canvas, 28in by 22 ¼ in. Located in the China Ante Room.

A very fine Dolci’s version of this subject, The Three Kings, and the only painting with religious iconography remaining in our collection after the big sale in 1886. Dolci was one of the most famous artists in Florence in the 17th Century.

The quality of the details is extraordinary, highlighting the exotic garments worn by the Kings and the main role of the light contrasts making the figures and fabric have a beautiful relief and movement.