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Baptism of a Warrior by a Bishop Saint (recto); Young Woman's Head (verso)

Accession Number
1970/2.17

Title
Baptism of a Warrior by a Bishop Saint (recto); Young Woman's Head (verso)

Artist(s)
German

Object Creation Date
17th century

Medium & Support
pen and brown ink with gray wash and black chalk on cream paper

Dimensions
15 13/16 in. x 12 7/16 in. ( 40.2 cm x 31.6 cm )

Credit Line
Gift through the Estate of Edward Sonnenschein

Subject matter
This drawing depicts a fresco executed by Giovanni Battista Pozzo (c. 1563-1591) for the Peretti Chapel, Santa Susanna, Rome. The scene is the conversion of St. Genesius, a third-century actor who was about to perform a play ridiculing the rite of baptism. He saw a vision during his performance of angels holding a book with his sins and Genesius converted on the spot.
It has been suggested by Szilvia Bodnár that this drawing, and another drawing showing this composition in the collection of the Albertina, predate the final fresco, which is in a horizontal format while the two drawings are portrait format.

Primary Object Classification
Drawing

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
baptisms
bishops (prelates)
spectators (event observers)

1 Related Resource

Lives of Christian Saints
(Part of 6 Learning Collections)

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