The Visitation with the Baptism of Christ

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 dates
active 1499; died 1532
Full title
The Visitation with the Baptism of Christ
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on wood
200.7 x 190.5 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1924
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: The Laderchi Altarpiece from San Domenico, Faenza