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  • Christ in the Wilderness
    Moretto da Brescia (Alessandro Bonvicino) (Italian, Brescian, ca. 1498–1554)
    Oil on canvas; 18 x 21 3/4 in. (45.7 x 55.2 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1911 (11.53)

    Following his baptism by John the Baptist, Christ retired to the wilderness for forty days: "And he was there … forty days, tested by Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to him" (Mark 1:13). This picture, an early work by Moretto, is a fragment of a larger canvas that contained other narrative scenes of the life of Christ.

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  • Christ in the Wilderness
    Moretto da Brescia (Alessandro Bonvicino) (Italian, Brescian, ca. 1498–1554)
    Oil on canvas; 18 x 21 3/4 in. (45.7 x 55.2 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1911 (11.53)

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