The Baptism of Christ

The Baptism of Christ 1472-76

This altarpiece was painted in the workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio for the church of San Salvi in Florence.

According to early sources, Leonardo contributed to the work, adding the angel on the left. He also seems to have repainted the body of Christ. The sculptural forms of the draperies and attentive study of the reflection of light in the crystals of the angel’s robe, together with the visionary landscape may also be the work of the young Leonardo.

  • Medium Fresco and tempera
  • Size 180 x 152 cm
  • Location Galleria degli Uffizi

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