(b. 1488, Paredes de Nava, d. 1561, Valladolid)

Adoration of the Magi

Polychrome wood
National Museum of Religious Carvings, Valladolid

The relief belongs to the San Benito altarpiece.

Alonso Berruguete, eldest son of the painter Pedro, created an important workshop in Valladolid with a number of assistants. The altar for San Benito in Valladolid was commissioned in 1526 and completed in 1532. It was later dismantled and has been partially reassembled in the Museum. The polychromed wood altarpiece was conceived as a drama, and Berruguete's talent reveals itself as pictorial rather than sculptural.