Christ kneeling on rock in water at bottom left, arms folded across his chest, head looking down toward PR; John the Baptist at bottom right, leaning again same rock, holding shell above Christ's head in his PR hand and a thin cross-shaped staff in his PL hand; two angels and three cherubs (without wings) in sky at upper corners, with dove in light between clouds at top center; figures at left edge look on; two bathers in background at right

The Baptism of Christ, 17th century

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Details
Title
The Baptism of Christ
Artist Life
1596 - 1657
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2012.116.1
Provenance
(Rodman Gallery, New York, sold to Hillstrom, 1948, for $13); Rev. Richard Lewis Hillstrom, Edina, Minn. (until 2012; given to MIA.
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Christ kneeling on rock in water at bottom left, arms folded across his chest, head looking down toward PR; John the Baptist at bottom right, leaning again same rock, holding shell above Christ's head in his PR hand and a thin cross-shaped staff in his PL hand; two angels and three cherubs (without wings) in sky at upper corners, with dove in light between clouds at top center; figures at left edge look on; two bathers in background at right