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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... I. Adoration of the Magi,
The. N. Pouss1n pinx Dimensions, 18J x 13. This.and the portrait of
Joan of Aragon, No. 12, are the only plates in the Musee Royal or
Musee Francais on which Raphael Morghen worked. "The original, No.
29 in the Dulwich Gallery, is a repetition, or more probably an
ancient copy, of No. 423 in the Louvre, which latter is larger (5
ft. 4 in. high by 5 ft. 8, in. wide). The original was painted by
Poussin in 1653 for M. de Mauroy. Mrs. Jameson states that the
picture in the Dulwich Gallery is probably the one sold in Sir
Joshua Reynolds's collection in 1795."--Lou1s Fagan. Raphael
Morghen's name does not occur on this plate, and he probably had
little to do with its engraving. In the left foreground St. Joseph
behind the Virgin, who holds the nude figure of the Child on her
lap. Kneeling before these are the three Magi, behind whom, in the
right foreground, are five of their attendants. A standing figure
beyond the Magi holds a finger of the right hand to his lips. In
the middle ground a temple, in the course of construction, with two
pillars, The background a landscape, with a group of attendants,
camels, and horses on the right. For a pleasing and exhaustive
treatment of the subject of the original, see Mrs. Jameson, "
Legends of the Madonna," London, 1852, pp. 227 et seq. I. Before
all letters. Signed in pencil: Pussino dipinse--Antonio Morghen
incise in Firenze. Brassey coll., Maskell. ii. With the artists'
names. In shaded script: Feint par N. Poussin.--Dessine" par
Duchemin--Grave" a Florence par Ant. Morghen. F.R.H. 2.
jesculaftius and Hygeia. Dimensions, 15J x 15J. Engraved at
Florence, 1805, after the original ivory diptych then in the
possession of the Padre Felice Caronni Barnabita. It is now in
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