This work illustrates this Verona-born artist's successful activity in Rome and the prestige of his art among the high aristocratic collectors. It is an exquisitely executed painting with realistic features and a classicist composition in which the setting, light, colours and sentimentality merge in delicate harmony. It was purchased in Italy for the Palacio del Buen Retiro in Madrid.
Alessandro Turchi (1578-1650)
The Baptism of Christ
Oil / canvas
Extended loan from the Museo Nacional del Prado
Reg. no. 251.762