Images for Baptism of our Lord

This is another festival where there are no shortages of images out there. Particularly in ancient art baptism is frequently portrayed as well as the baptism of Jesus. Also the reading from the New Testament is from the baptism of Corneilius, the Roman Centurion in Acts, so a couple images from the Acts story first:

Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, Vision of Cornelius the Centurion, 1664

Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, Vision of Cornelius the Centurion, 1664

Francesco Trevisani, Peter Baptizing the Centurion Cornelius (1709)

Francesco Trevisani, Peter Baptizing the Centurion Cornelius (1709)

Guido Reni, The Baptism of Christ (1623)

Guido Reni, The Baptism of Christ (1623)

 

Francesco Albani, Baptism of Christ (1600s)

Francesco Albani, Baptism of Christ (1600s)

A favorite for stained glass windows:

Louis Comfort Tiffany, The Baptism of Christ, Stained Glass Window at Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church, Baltimore

Louis Comfort Tiffany, The Baptism of Christ, Stained Glass Window at Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church, Baltimore

And icons

Baptism of Jesus, Orthodox Icon

Baptism of Jesus, Orthodox Icon

And Baptism in general appears in artwork across the ages from the very ancient

 

Baptism Fresco on the catacomb of Saints Marcellinus and Peter, Via Labicana, Rome, Italy

Baptism Fresco on the catacomb of Saints Marcellinus and Peter, Via Labicana, Rome, Italy

 

Masaccio, Baptism of the Neophytes, (1424-28)

Masaccio, Baptism of the Neophytes, (1424-28)

To modern architecture and art in churches:

Baptismal font at Valparaiso University

Baptismal font at Valparaiso University

Descending Dove in Grace Lutheran Church, Tacoma Washington

Descending Dove in Grace Lutheran Church, Tacoma Washington

 

 

 

 

 

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