BALDI, Lazzaro
(b. 1622, Pistoia, d. 1703, Roma)

The Baptism of the Crowds

c. 1675
Oil on canvas, 83 x 133 cm
Private collection

As an artist almost exclusively devoted to the largeness of altar paintings (and frescoes), Lazzaro Baldi only rarely worked with small formats. The present painting represents one of the few examples. It is largely indebted to the mature Pietro da Cortona

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