Master of the Egmont-Albums - The Adoration of the Magi
Master of the Egmont-Albums
The Adoration of the Magi
Brown ink and wash and black chalk on paper. 27 x 36.2 cm.
Inscribed lower right: HGoltzius.
Around 80 drawings have thus far been attributed to the so-called “Master of the Egmont Albums”. The previous identification of the artist with Dirck Hendricksz Centen has since been abandoned. He was most probably a Netherlandish artist who visited Italy and resided in Cologne for a time, as there is a copperplate engraving there made after a work by this master from 1594. Nicholas Turner was the first to associate the present work with this artist. His assumption was later confirmed in a comprehensive expertise by Prof. Dr. Gert van der Sman, which dated the work to the 1590s.
Prof. Dr. Gert Jan van der Sman, Leiden, October 2016.
Private collection, Netherlands.
For this artist cf. G. J. van der Sman: Observations on the Master of the Egmont Albums", in: Fiamminghi a Roma 1508-1608. Proceedings of the symposium held at Museum Catherijneconvent, Utrecht 1995, released in Florence 1999, p. 45-65.