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  • Museum number

    1853,0312.5

  • Description

    The baptism of Christ; Christ stands in the water up to his thighs and St John baptises Him with water poured from a scallop shell; a variety of figures, including angels, stand by the river's edge; above amongst clouds, a host of angels play instruments (lute, harp, organ and cello) surrounded by putti and cherubim
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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1590 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 315 millimetres
    • Width: 214 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with two columns of text, each two lines "Christe, Sator mundi ... abire lacu!". In lower right corner "Harman Muller excud:" In lower left corner of the design "JMuller fecit".
  • Curator's comments

    A preparatory drawing by Muller in Munich ((E.K.J. Reznicek, 'Jan Harmensz. Muller als tekenaar', Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek, 7, 1956, pp. 65-125, no. 32).

  • Bibliography

    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 3.III (The Muller Dynasty (Jan Harmensz Muller)) bibliographic details
    • Bartsch III.266.3 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F XVIc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1853

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1853,0312.5

The baptism of Christ; Christ stands in the water up to his thighs and St John baptises Him with water poured from a scallop shell; a variety of figures, including angels, stand by the river's edge; above amongst clouds, a host of angels play instruments (lute, harp, organ and cello) surrounded by putti and cherubim  Engraving

The baptism of Christ; Christ stands in the water up to his thighs and St John baptises Him with water poured from a scallop shell; a variety of figures, including angels, stand by the river's edge; above amongst clouds, a host of angels play instruments (lute, harp, organ and cello) surrounded by putti and cherubim Engraving

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