The Baptism of Christ: Main Tier Central Panel
This painting is part of the group: Baptism Altarpiece

This is the altarpiece of the Stoldi Chapel in the Camaldolese monastery of Santa Maria degli Angeli, Florence.

It is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. An inscription that is now no longer visible, recorded that it was painted for Filippo Neroni in 1387.

In the centre, St John baptises Christ, with God the Father and the Holy Spirit above. In the side panels of the altarpiece are Saint Peter (left), and Saint Paul (right); the predella, or lower supporting section of the altarpiece, shows episodes from the life of Saint John the Baptist. At the far ends are Saints Benedict (left) and Romuald (right).

The pinnacles and side pilasters are missing.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
documented 1368; died probably 1415, certainly by 1427
Full title
The Baptism of Christ: Main Tier Central Panel
Group
Date made
1387
Medium and support
Egg tempera on wood
Dimensions
160 x 76 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated and inscribed
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1857
Inventory number
NG579.1
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Baptism Altarpiece

Painting
Niccolò di Pietro Gerini
1387
Attributed to Niccolo di Pietro Gerini, Saint Peter: Left Main Tier Panel
Painting
Niccolò di Pietro Gerini
1387
Attributed to Niccolo di Pietro Gerini, Saint Paul: Right Main Tier Panel
Painting
Niccolò di Pietro Gerini
1387
NG579.4 thumb Attributed to Niccolo di Pietro Gerini, Frame Roundel
Painting
Niccolò di Pietro Gerini
1387
Attributed to Niccolo di Pietro Gerini, Scenes from the Life of Saint John the Baptist