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The Baptism of Christ: PD.980-1963

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Current Location: Gallery 6 (Upper Marlay): Italian Art 14th-16th centuries


The Baptism of Christ


Painter: Orioli, Pietro di Francesco degli




One of four panels from a predella


History note: Charles Butler, who is said to have bought them in Florence; J. Pierpont Morgan; his sale, Christie's, 31 March 1944 (139) bt. Wells, for Dr Alfred Scharf, who sold them to the Arcade Gallery, London; bought from the Arcade Gallery by Mrs Mann, 1946

Measurements and weight

Height: 38.0 cm
Width: 26.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1963) by Mann, Irene, Mrs


Formerly attributed to Giacomo Pacchiarotto

School or Style

Sienese School

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil glazes
Egg tempera

Components of the work

Support composed of panel (wood)
Pictorial Surface Height 30.2 cm Width 26.7 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Tempera with oil glazes and gold on panel

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.980-1963
Primary reference Number: 556
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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