Baptism of Christ, Netherlandish Master ca. 1510, nach Rogier van der Weyden
Netherlandish Master ca. 1510 and Rogier van der Weyden
Baptism of Christ
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Rogier van der Weyden: Johannesaltar, um 1455, Mischtechnik auf Eichenholz, 3 Tafeln je 78,7 x 49,2 cm, Inv.-Nr. 534B, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Gemäldegalerie


Dimensions
45.1 x 27.9 cm
Physical Description
Oak wood
Inventory Number
878
Object Number
878B
Acquisition
Acquired in 1841
Status
On display

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  • 00:59
    Basic information
  • 01:52
    Focus on cultural history

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Baptism of Christ
Painter
Inventor
Altar
St. John Altarpiece (after Rogier van der Weyden)
Part Number / Total
2 / 3
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oak wood
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Von Gottvater ausgehende Inschrift: Hic est filius meus dilectus in quo michi bene co[m]placui ipsum audite (Mt 17,5; die letzten drei Worte verputzt, aber auf Grundlage des Vorbilds rekonstruierbar)

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Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1841

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions
Illustrated Passage
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Matthäus 3,13-17
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Markus 1,9-11
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Lukas 3,21-22
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Johannes 1,29-34

Iconclass

Primary
  • 73C12 John the Baptist baptizing
  • 73C121(+3) baptism of Christ in the river Jordan: John the Baptist pouring out water on Christ's head: the Holy Ghost descends (+ angel(s))
  • 73C121(+11) baptism of Christ in the river Jordan: John the Baptist pouring out water on Christ's head: the Holy Ghost descends (+ God the Father)
Secondary
  • 48C145(+74221) architectural settings in paintings, sculptures, etc. (+ Gothic art)
  • 48C162(+32) arch, archivolt ~ architecture (+ sculpture)
  • 73A142 Zacharias praising the Lord
  • 73A181 John the Baptist praying and meditating
  • 73C221 'command these stones to become loaves of bread' ~ temptation of Christ in the wilderness
  • 73C222 'throw yourself down' (from the temple) ~ temptation of Christ in the wilderness
  • 73C223 'all these will I give you' (= the glory of the world) ~ temptation of Christ in the wilderness
  • 11H(PETER)9 the apostle Peter, first bishop of Rome; possible attributes: book, cock, (upturned) cross, (triple) crozier, fish, key, scroll, ship, tiara - portrait of male saint
  • 11H(ANDREW)9 the apostle Andrew; possible attributes: book, X-shaped cross, fish, fishing-net, rope, scroll - portrait of male saint
  • 11H(JAMES THE GREAT)9 the apostle James the Great; possible attributes: book, pilgrim's cloak, hat, shell, staff, and wallet, scroll, sword - portrait of male saint
  • 11H(JOHN)9 the apostle John the Evangelist; possible attributes: book, cauldron, chalice with snake, eagle, palm, scroll - portrait of male saint

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