CLEVE, Joos van
(b. ca. 1485, Antwerpen, d. 1540, Antwerpen)
Adoration of the Magi1526-28
Oil on oak panel, 251 x 185 cm
Toward the end of his career, Joos van Cleve changed his painting style. For example, this later version of the Adoration of the Magi is far less exuberantly ornate and theatrically active than the version of 1517-18 (also in Dresden). The work is tranquil and subdued.
The painting, coming probably from a church in Genoa, was attributed to Dürer in the 16th century.