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This work illustrates this Verona-born artist's successful activity in Rome and the prestige of his art among the high aristocratic collectors. It is an exquisitely executed painting with realistic features and a classicist composition in which the setting, light, colours and sentimentality merge in delicate harmony. It was purchased in Italy for the Palacio del Buen Retiro in Madrid.

Details

  • Title: The Baptism of Christ
  • Creator: Alessandro Turchi  (1578-1650)
  • Date: circa 1630
  • Physical Dimensions: 158 x 133 cm
  • Provenance: Extended loan from the Museo Nacional del Prado
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Museo Nacional del Prado
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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