The Denial of St. Peter

Oil on canvas | 43.5 x 57in | c. 1623

Gerrit van Honthorst

This painting illustrates a scene from the Christian Bible. A young maidservant accuses the apostle Peter, in the yellow cloak, of knowing Jesus. Fearing for his own safety, Peter denies the acquaintance.

While working in Italy, the Dutch artist Ger...
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