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The Denial of Saint Peter

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1626/1629

Artist:

Hendrick ter Brugghen
Dutch, 1588-1629

About this artwork

For this depiction of Peter denying that he is a follower of Jesus (seen under arrest in the background at right), Utrecht artist Hendrick ter Brugghen embraced the strong contrast of light and shadow and emotional urgency popularized by Italian painter Caravaggio. The dancing sparks of the fire illuminate the servant’s condemnatory finger and shroud the fearful saint in shadow, underlining the Dutch taste for naturalistic treatments of lighting in the 17th century.

Status

On View, Gallery 213

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Hendrick Terbrugghen

Title

The Denial of Saint Peter

Place

Netherlands (Artist's nationality)

Date

1623–1633

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

51 5/8 × 69 5/8 in. (132.3 × 178 cm)

Credit Line

Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection

Reference Number

1969.3

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