Baptism of Christ by Leonardo da Vinci

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The picture depicts the Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist as recorded in the Biblical Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. The angel to the left is said to have been painted by the Leonardo Da Vinci, a fact which has electrified so much special comment and mythology, that the significance and value of the picture as a whole and within the œuvre of Verrocchio is often overlooked. Modern critics also attribute much of the landscape in the background to Leonardo as well.

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