BAPTISM of CHRIST
DRAWING by DANIEL MITSUI
This is an ink drawing on a 4" × 6" piece of Bristol board. I drew it using fine-tipped pens; calligraphers’ inks applied with brushes; and brass leaf.
The original was created on private commission.
Both Byzantine and late medieval Northern European paintings inspired the composition. Christ is depicted waist-deep in the River Jordan; above him is a dove representing the Holy Ghost, and at the top of the drawing is the blessing hand of God the Father. John the Baptist and an angel holding a towel stand on the banks.
The text is from the third chapter of the Book of Matthew:
Ecce vox de caelis dicens: Hic est Filius meus dilectus.
I wrote it in a medieval textura quadrata script in black and red ink.
Behold, a voice from heaven saying: This is my beloved Son.
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