(b. ca. 1515, Amsterdam, d. after 1560, Venezia)
The Baptism of the Ethiopian Eunuch by the Deacon Philip1545-50
Oil on canvas, 71 x 132 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris
The work of Sustris was heavily influenced by Titian whose workshop he had joined as a landscapist c. 1530. In the Baptism of the Ethiopian Eunuch by the Deacon Philip, an unusual theme drawn from the Acts of the Apostles, the importance given to the landscape follows the northern tradition, but its treatment suggests an assimilation of Venetian art.