Details: This poster is of a fresco in the Sistine Chapel, titled Baptism of Christ, by Pietro Perugino. It shows John the Baptist baptising Jesus as a crowd looks on.
Pietro Perugino (1446¿1524) was the leading painter of the Umbrian school, who developed some of the qualities that found classic expression in the High Renaissance. In about 1480, he was called to Rome to fresco panels for the Sistine Chapel walls by Sixtus IV including Moses and Zipporah (often attributed to Luca Signorelli), the Baptism of Christ, and The Delivery of the Keys. Among his pupils were Raphael, upon whose early work Perugino's influence is most noticeable, and Giovanni di Pietro (lo Spagna).
This poster is usually printed with a thin white edge border.