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  • Baptism of Christ

    Artist:
    Albani, Francesco. 1578-1660
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    268x195 cm

Albani, Francesco. 1578-1660

Baptism of Christ

Italy, Circa 1640-1644

We read of the baptism of Christ in the waters of the River Jordan by John the Baptist in the Gospel According to St Matthew (iii: 13-17) and St Mark (i: 9-11). In accordance with tradition, Albani shows the moment at which the Holy Spirit descended from the sky in the form of a dove and announced with mysterious voice "This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased". Due to the loss of the upper part of the painting, we no longer see the dove today.

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Baptism of Christ

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oil

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268x195 cm

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Entered the Hermitage in 1779; acquired from the R. Walpole collection, Houghton Hall, England

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ГЭ-29

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