BORRÁS, Fray Nicolás
(b. 1530, Cocentaina, d. 1610, Gandía)
The Adoration of the Magi1570s
Oil on panel, 49 x 46 cm
This panel probably once belonged to a large retablo or altarpiece, such as Borrás' most ambitious commission of 1574 for the church of the Hieronymite Monastery at Cotalba in Gandía or the similar retablo representing Los Misterios del Rosario in the Colegio de Santo Domingo, Orihuela. Panels of similar themes, as well as of comparable dimensions and format, appear in each of these retablos and it is likely that this originally flanked the central panel or sculpture of the altarpiece.