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Christ Washing the Feet of His Disciples

A work made of oil on panel.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on panel.

Date:

1720/30

Artist:

Nicolas Bertin
French, 1668-1736

About this artwork

Nicolas Bertin was primarily a painter of religious, mythological, and allegorical subjects. Although trained in the rigorous French academic traditions, he often emulated the broader style of Titian, Paolo Veronese, and other Venetian Renaissance masters. For his depiction of Christ washing Saint Peter’s feet just after the Last Supper (John 13:4-5), Bertin created a majestic, theatrical backdrop reminiscent of those in Veronese’s pictures. Through gesture and facial expression Bertin adeptly described a range of emotions, from surprise and puzzlement to humility.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Nicolas Bertin

Title

Christ Washing the Feet of His Disciples

Origin

France

Date

1720–1730

Medium

Oil on panel

Inscriptions

Bertin (lower left, on the edge of the platform)

Dimensions

49.5 × 72.1 cm (19 1/2 × 28 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection

Reference Number

1979.305

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