Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album Geographical notes close Places are defined in terms of modern geography. Copyright Information close This artwork is in public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. If you are a copyright owner of this artwork, or his/hers legal representative, and you do not agree that this artwork is public domain, please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks. Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain ← → Baptism of Christ Piero della Francesca Alternative name: The Baptism of Christ (Piero della Francesca) Date: 1450 Style: Early Renaissance Genre: religious painting Media: panel, tempera Dimensions: 116 x 167 cm Location: National Gallery, London, UK Tags: Christianity, saints-and-apostles, Jesus-Christ, Baptism-of-Jesus-Christ, St. John the Baptist Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Baptism_of_Christ_(Piero_della_Francesca) References: www.nationalgallery.org.uk Order an oil painting reproduction Ad Image dimension 414x600px, View all sizes The Baptism of Christ was originally commissioned as a triptych by the Camaldolese abbey of San Sepolcro. Although the exact date of the painting is not known, it is thought to be of his early career, as it exhibits the “light painting” technique of Francesca’s teacher, Domenico Veneziano. The painting illustrates Christ being baptized by John, and three angels are standing to the left of the tree, with hands held, symbolizing the unification of the Eastern and Western Churches. Francesca’s knowledge and execution of geometry can be seen in John’s arm and leg, both of which are two angles of the same size. Piero della Francesca Famous works Baptism of Christ Piero della Francesca · 1450 The Flagellation of Christ Piero della Francesca · 1445 - 1450 Madonna del Parto Piero della Francesca · 1460 The Resurrection Piero della Francesca · 1460 Battle between Heraclius and Chosroes Piero della Francesca · 1458 - 1466 Nativity Piero della Francesca · 1470 - 1475 View all 87 artworks Related Artworks The Baptism of Christ Leonardo da Vinci The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and Saint John the Baptist Leonardo da Vinci Crucifixion Andrea del Castagno Madonna and Child Surrounded by Saints Benozzo Gozzoli St. Julian and the Redeemer Andrea del Castagno Holy Trinity with St. Jerome Andrea del Castagno The Last Supper Andrea del Castagno Stories of Christ's Passion Andrea del Castagno Crucifixion Andrea del Castagno Madonna and Child with Saints Andrea del Castagno Deposition of Christ Andrea del Castagno Madonna and Child with Sts John the Baptist, Peter, Jerome, and Paul Benozzo Gozzoli St. John the Baptist Andrea del Castagno Crucifixion and Saints Andrea del Castagno The Beheading of John the Baptis Filippo Lippi Pietà Filippo Lippi Birth and Naming St. John Filippo Lippi St. John Taking Leave of his Parents Filippo Lippi St. John Taking Leave of his Parents (detail) Filippo Lippi Birth and Naming St. John (detail) Filippo Lippi 1 Load more Advertisement.