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The Baptism of Our Saviour, (painting)

Artist:
Caracci, Lodovico 1566-1619
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 50
Born at Bologna in 1566--died in 1619, aged 64. This great painter studied in the school of Prospero Fontana. . . . DESCRIPTION. Lodovico has, in this picture, which represents the Baptism of our Saviour, by St. John, in the river Jordan, fully realized the opinions given of his great talents by many of the best judges in the art, as "that which approaches nearest to perfection." "His breadth of light and shadow," says Sir Joshua Reynolds, "The simplicity of his colouring, and the solemn effect of that twilight that seems diffused over his pictures, is better suited to the grave and dignified subjects he generally treated, than the more artificially brilliancy of sunshine which enlightens the pictures of Titian." This sublime work of art cannot fail to delight: the expression of the angel holding the mantle towards Christ, equalling that of Coreggio, the meekness and grace of the Saviour, the dignity of St. John, and the group of the angels above, is perfect. This splendid picture was formerly in the collection of the late Richard J.D. Ashworth Esq., of England. [P. 46.]
A Catalogue of Italian, Flemish, Spanish, Dutch, French, and English Pictures; which have been collected in Europe and brought to this country by Mr. Richard Abraham, of New Bond Street, London, and are now exhibiting at the American Academy of Fine Arts. March, 1830. Admittance, forty cents. Children under twelve years, half price. Catalogues, twelve and a half cents. New York: Printed by R. & G.S. Wood, No. 265 Pearl Street.
Topic:
Religion--New Testament--Christ
Ceremony--Religion--Baptism
Religion--Angel
Religion--Saint--St. John
Figure(s) In Exterior--Water
Control number:
AECI 04280050
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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