Paolo Veronese 1528 – 1588

The Baptism of Jesus

oil on canvas (195 × 131 cm) — ca. 1575 Museum Palazzo Pitti, Florence

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This work is linked to Mark 1:9

A shivering Jesus kneels as he is being baptised by John the Baptist. The painting focuses on the Holy Spirit, depicted as a radiant pigeon.

The painting probably dates from the 1570's.

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