National Geographic : 1952 Jan
© National Geographic Society 90 National Gallery of Art (Kress Collection) MASTER OF ST. GILLES (Late 15th Century), French " The Baptism of Clovis Legend says Clovis I, King of the Franks, locked in battle with the Germans in 496, swore to become a Christian if he won. Ile did. This painting represents his baptism by St. Remy as having occurred in Sainte Chapelle, Paris. Actually, Clovis was baptized in Reims. The old facade of Paris's Palace of Justice (left) has vanished.