The Baptism of Christ

oil painting by Leonardo da Vinci at the age of 21

made out of oil paint and tempera and poplar panel

currently at The Uffizi in Florence, Tuscany, Italy, Europe


August 5

on Tuesday

Leonardo da Vinci produces a pen and ink drawing of the Arno valley that is dated to this day. It is said to be one of the earliest Italian landscape drawings that focuses on the particular character of the location.

The drawing is said by some scholars to be a study intended for the 'Baptism of Christ', which Leonardo painted with Andrea del Verrocchio around this time.

Drawing of the Arno valley by Leonardo da Vinci
Landscape from 'Baptism of Christ'

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The moon was waxing gibbous that night.
Sunrise in Arno was at 6:01 AM and sunset was at 6:08 PM.

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4 months, 29 days later

The Baptism of Christ

Andrea del Verrocchio, with a young Leonardo da Vinci, paints The Baptism of Christ.

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