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Christ blessing Saint John the Baptist

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MORETTO da Brescia , about 1498 - 1554

Christ blessing Saint John the Baptist

Date: about 1520-3
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 66.9 x 94.7 cm
Acquisition credit: Layard Bequest, 1916

Although the narrative incident of Christ blessing Saint John is not included in the Gospels, it is presumably based on Matthew: 'Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptised of him. But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptised of thee, and comest thou to me? And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness.' New Testament (Matthew 3: 13-15).

This is probably a fragment of a larger picture, and is an early work. The subject is highly unusual. A similar landscape composition showing Christ in the Wilderness is in the Metropolitan Museum, New York.


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