Triptych of the Baptism of Christ

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Location: 
Room 029
Artists / Makers / Authorities: 
Master of Frankfurt
Active in Antwerp, last quarter of the 15th century – first third of the 16th century
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Description:

The small size of this piece denotes its private character: it probably presided over a family chapel. The proliferation of portable altarpieces for private use carried over from the Gothic period, as a parallel typology to the much grander pieces that accompanied the public liturgy. The image in the centre depicts the Baptism of Christ, while the panel on the left shows Saint Michael weighing a soul, and the one on the right Saint Francis of Assisi receiving the stigmata. When the panels are closed, they reveal an Annunciation and the coat of arms of the sponsor.

Painting

1500-1520

169.2 x 213.5 x 5.5 cm

Emili Cabot Bequest, 1924

Inventory number: 

015914-CJT

Oil and gold leaf on wood
Century: 16th
Subject: Religion
Mestre de Frankfurt - Tríptic del Baptisme de Crist - 1500-1520
Tríptic del Baptisme de Crist
Mestre de Frankfurt - Tríptic del Baptisme de Crist - 1500-1520 [1]
Tríptic del Baptisme de Crist [1]