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Title The Baptism of Christ
Collection Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
Artist Attributed to studio of Albani, Francesco (Italian painter, 1578-1660)
Previously attributed to Albani, Francesco (Italian painter, 1578-1660)
Previously attributed to Albani, Giovanni Battista (Italian artist, active 17th)
Date Earliest possibly about 1650
Date Latest possibly about 1660
Description This painting is believed to be a studio replica of the painting by Albani engraved by Benoit Audran (1661-1721), when it was in the collection of John, Count of Milford. Though once in the Orleans Collection, it is now lost. Another verson is now in Lyons, and similar compositions can be found in the Hermitage, and in Bologna. Albani was an important Bolognese painter, but spent much of his career in Rome, working for Annibale Caracci.
Current Accession Number TWCMS:C7364
Former Accession Number SAG 415
Subject religion (Baptism of Christ); figure
Measurements 146.5 x 200.4 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by J. A. D. Shipley, 1909.
Publications Catalogue of the Shipley Collection, 1917, no. 415 attributed to G.B. Albani; Catalogue of the Shipley Collection, 1921, no. 415 attributed to G.B. Albani; Catalogue of the Shipley Collection, 1951, no. 415 attributed to Francesco Albani.
Notes An old label on the verso records, ''Giovanni Battista Albani from the Collection of Count Lochis de' Castelli San Nazzaro of Bergamo''. The Lochi Collection later formed an important part of the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo.
Rights Owner The Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead (Tyne and Wear Museums)
Author Elizabeth van der Beugel
 

 

 

 

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