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image of The Baptism of Christ Paris Bordone (artist)
Venetian, 1500 - 1571
The Baptism of Christ, c. 1535/1540
oil on canvas
overall: 129.5 x 132 cm (51 x 51 15/16 in.) framed: 177 x 178.8 x 10.2 cm (69 11/16 x 70 3/8 x 4 in.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.5
On View
From the Tour: Titian and the Late Renaissance in Venice
Object 6 of 7

Provenance

Ambrogio Doria, Rome. William Earle, Liverpool; (his sale, Winstanley, Liverpool, 17 April 1839, no. 112). Charles Meigh, Grove House, Shelton, Stafford, England, by 1845; (his sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 9 June 1855, no. 69); purchased by Bates. John Heugh, London, by 1877; (his sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 11 May 1878, no. 274); purchased by (Thomas Agnew & Sons, London); by whom sold to H. Higgins; presumably by inheritance to Mrs. Higgins, Thing Hill, Hereford, England; (Higgins sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 22 April 1899, no. 137); purchased by (Colnaghi, London and New York). (Eugène Fischhof); sold 1899 to Peter A. B. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; inheritance from the Estate of Peter A. B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park; gift 1942 to NGA.[1]

[1] Provenance according to Widener records in NGA curatorial files.

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