St Proscodocimus baptising St Daniel by Giovanni Battista Pittoni

The scene of this baptism takes place within a neoclassical setting, evident from the entablature and pilasters in the background.


Oil on canvas
53.9 x 40.6 cm
Acquired in:
Presented by:
F D Lycett Green through The Art Fund

The ceremony takes place at the top of a flight of stairs, where Saint Prosdocimus baptises Saint Daniel in the centre of the painting. Saint Justina stands to the left of the painting and is accompanied by a dog while another female figure sits at the bottom of the stairs holding putti. In 1955, Mr Lycett Green presented his collection of 137 pictures to the City of York Art Gallery through the Art Fund. In 1957 he made a further gift to the Gallery, also through the Fund, of 6 paintings including this one.

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