The Baptism of Christ
This painting is part of the group: Laderchi Altarpiece, S. Domenico, Faenza

Saint John, at the right, baptises Christ in the River Jordan.

This panel, together with the artist's 'The Dead Christ with Angels', formed the altarpiece at the Laderchi chapel in S. Domenico, Faenza. The panel showing Christ's baptism by Saint John formed the central part of the altarpiece. The two women at the left may represent the Virgin and Saint Anne or Saint Elizabeth, but these figures are not usually included in depictions of this scene.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
active 1499; died 1531/2
Full title
The Baptism of Christ
Group
Date made
1514
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
200.7 x 190.5 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1924
Inventory number
NG3892.1
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Laderchi Altarpiece, S. Domenico, Faenza