The birth of a baby. Oil painting.

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The birth of a baby. Oil painting. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark. Source: Wellcome Collection.

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The mother sits up in a large bed with a canopy. In the foreground, the baby is washed. There are nine women visitors and attendants. The woman next to the mother casts the baby's horoscope on sheet on a table. The room has luxurious decoration all' antica, with coffered ceiling

Physical description

1 painting : oil on wood ; wood 52.6 x 38.5 cm


Wellcome Collection 44693i

Creator/production credits

Country of origin and date unknown. Possibly a naive pastiche of "Florentine Renaissance Art" as known through e.g. panels by Fra Carnevale from the Barberini family


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