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The Baptism of Christ
  • Martin Schongauer
    born: Colmar, Holy Roman Empire (present-day France) ; died: Breisach am Rhein, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany)
  • The Baptism of Christ
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • engraving
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 156 x 156 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 1/8 x 6 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Bequest of George and Annette Cross Murphy
  • Not on display
  • 1989.0155

In foreground center, Christ stands in the stream to receive baptism from Saint John, who kneels at the left on a rocky ledge. In the right middle ground an angel stands holding Christ's robe.