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The Baptism of Christ  1800

by Andrea Appiani

As described in the Bible, when John the Baptist baptized Jesus, the heavens opened and the spirit of God descended as a dove. The artist places this scene by the walls of Jerusalem. Concepts of architectural grandeur prevalent in Europe at the end of the 18th century have led the artist to introduce vast classical buildings behind the city walls. Andrea Appiani, a Milanes...
10 7/8 x 13 11/16 in. (27.6 x 34.7 cm)
oil on panel
Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum