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image of The Baptism of Christ Juan de Flandes (artist)
Hispano-Flemish, active 1496 - 1519
The Baptism of Christ, c. 1508/1519
oil on panel
painted surface: 124.2 x 79 cm (48 7/8 x 31 1/8 in.) overall (panel): 125.3 x 81.1 cm (49 5/16 x 31 15/16 in.) framed: 143.2 x 99.1 x 10.8 cm (56 3/8 x 39 x 4 1/4 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
1961.9.25
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From the Tour: Netherlandish and Spanish Altarpieces in the Late 1400s and Early 1500s
Object 3 of 6

The Gospels relate that when Jesus was baptized in the river Jordan, he saw the heavens open and the Holy Spirit descend toward him like a dove. God the Father then spoke, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." Both appear within the round mandorlas that Juan de Flandes painted in many of the surviving panels of his original altarpiece.

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