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A pendant to DPG323, Saint Mary Magdalen in Penitence.

Details

  • Title: St. Peter in Penitence
  • Date: c.1634
  • Physical Dimensions: w535 x h311 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil
  • Work Nationality: Flemish
  • Support: Panel
  • Provenance: London, Sir Francis Bourgeois, 1811; Bourgeois Bequest, 1811.
  • Inscriptions: TINIER
  • Further Information: Pair to DPG323, St. Mary Magdalene in Penitence. The cock (to the right, near a waterfall) refers to Peter's denials of Christ (Mark XV, 30, 60-72): according to a tradition, particularly strong in Flanders, the Apostle used to shed tears whenever the heard a cock crow. There is a preliminary drawing for this panel in the Courtauld Institute Galleries.
  • Artist: Teniers, David the younger
  • Acquisition Method: Bourgeois, Sir Peter Francis (Bequest, 1811)

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