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Discover hidden detail and meaning in this painting with Susan, our Deputy Director and Curator of Early Netherlandish and German Painting, as she takes us on a journey into Gossaert's vision of this Christmas story. 

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All you could ever want to know

You can read, online, the full National Gallery catalogue entry for Gossaert's 'The Adoration of the Kings', from 'The Sixteenth Century Netherlandish Paintings with French Paintings before 1600' by Lorne Campbell.

Sensing the Unseen: At home
An experimental, interactive experience designed for mobiles
Immerse yourself in the world of Gossaert’s masterpiece ‘The Adoration of the Kings’ and its awe-inspiring intricate detail
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