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After Pietro Perugino: 'The Baptism of Christ'

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This scene, which is described in all four Gospels, shows Christ being baptised by John the Baptist in the River Jordan. The picture is a copy after an altarpiece predella panel by Perugino painted for the Benedictine Abbey of San Pietro in Perugia, Italy (now in Rouen, Musée des Beaux-Arts).

Previously dismissed as a 19th-century copy, recent research suggests the painting might be by Sassoferrato, who painted several copies of works by Perugino.


 
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