Painter/Artist: Vincenzo Foppa

School of Milan. The most individual and influential of that school before the advent of Leonardo.


THE ADORATION OF THE KINGS The Virgin is seated, nearly full face, on the left, with the Child in her lap, and Caspar kneeling to them. Behind her stands St. Joseph re ceiving the offering of Melchior. Baltasar stands facing us near the centre, and behind are three horsemen and other figures. To the right a groom on a grey horse. In the distance is a castle on a hill. The landscape background is remarkably fine, and the whole picture is considered one of the best existing works of the Lombard School of this period.

Formerly in the collection of Cardinal Fesch at Rome, and later of the Rev. W. Bromley Davenport, whence it was purchased in 1863.