In 1750 The Recueil d’estampes d’apres les plus celeres tableaux de la Galerie Royale de Drede
(The Dresden Gallery ) invited artists from all over Europe to engrave the masterworks from their vast and impressive collection. Volume One of fifty engravings were completed in 1753 and the second in 1757 ( Volume Two). These engravings allow the general public to have the opportunity to admire the great artists of the early 18th century in their own home. Paolo Veronese (1528-1588) was considered the greatest colorist that ever lived, creating the foundation for modern painting. The Dresden Gallery commissioned this engraving of Veronese’s touching scene of the Three Wise Men bringing gifts to Baby Jesus. This print is in good condition.