Modern British Art by Sir Thomas Monnington: Baptism, circa 1924 |





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Sir Thomas Monnington:
Baptism, circa 1924

Framed (ref: 1052)
pencil and brown ink on tracing paper, 6 in. sq. (15.1 cm. sq.)

Tags: British School of Rome landscape religion RELIGION Works in Progress

In a black receeding frame with gilded knull
This compostion is clearly indebted to Piero della Francesca‚Äôs Baptism of Christ (1450s, National Gallery, London).  The National Gallery Baptism had a special significance for Monnington - it was, he later recalled, on first seeing this work  as a young teenager, that he decided his vocation was to be an artist.

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