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The Baptism of Christ: PD.980-1963

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The Baptism of Christ


Orioli, Pietro di Francesco degli (Painter)


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

Relative size of this object

26.9 cm38 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Formerly attributed to Giacomo Pacchiarotto

School or Style

Italian 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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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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