DIZIANI, Gaspare
(b. 1689, Belluno, d. 1767, Venezia)

Adoration of the Magi

Oil on canvas, 94 x 110 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

This is one of the few paintings of the artist which can be dated. There is a drawing in the Museo Civico in Udine which is obviously related to the painting and carries the date 1718. In that year Diziani worked in Dresden at the court of August the Strong, Saxon Elector and King of Poland. It seems very likely that both the painting and the drawing were preparatory sketches for an altarpiece in the Dresden Hofkirche that is mentioned in contemporary notes but has since disappeared.