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Saint Peter preaching
Mengs, Anton Raphael
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Mengs, Anton Raphael

Aussig (Czech Republic), 1728 - Rome (Italy), 1779

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Saint Peter preaching

1761 - 1777. Oil on canvas. Not on display

This work recalls the philosophers and Apostles by the Baroque painter José de Ribera, albeit refining their pictorial language from the more restrained perspective of Neo-classicism. Saint Peter points to the heavens with his right hand, a gesture that encourages a reflection on the divine mysteries and also refers to his eloquence as an orator.

Technical data

Inventory number
P002206
Author
Mengs, Anton Raphael
Title
Saint Peter preaching
Date
1761 - 1777
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 134 cm.; Width: 98 cm.
Provenance
Royal Collection (acquired by Carlos IV from Testamentaría de Armencio Pini, 1790; Palacio Real, Madrid, pieza amarilla, 1814-1818, s.n.)

Bibliography +

Inventario Real Palacio de Madrid, [s.n], Madrid, 1814, pp. nº21346.

Inventario de las Pinturas del Museo Hecho a la Muerte del Rey Fernado VII, Madrid, 1834, pp. 35.

Antonio Rafael Mengs (1728-1779): noticia de su vida y de sus obras con el catálogo de la exposición celebrada en mayo de 1929, Madrid, 1929, pp. nº55.

Honisch, Dieter, Anton Raphael Mengs Und Die Bildform des Fruhklassizismus, Aurel Bongers, Recklinghausen, 1965, pp. 105.

Salas, Xavier de, Museo del Prado. Catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1972.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado. Catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1985, pp. 419.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas (I) La Colección Real, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1990, pp. 277.

Roettgen, Steffi, Anton Raphael Mengs, 1728-1779, I, Hirmer Verlag, Munich, 1999, pp. 146.

Other inventories +

Inv. Fernando VII, Palacio Nuevo, 1814-1818. Núm. s. n..
Pieza Amarilla [...] {21346} Dos varas menos cuarta de alto vara y tercia de ancho, San Pedro sentado con un libro en la mano = Mengs

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1854-1858. Núm. 1001.

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 1001.
Mengs. / 1001. San Pedro (media figura). / La mano izquierda sobre unlibro y la derecha levantada. / Alto 4 pies, 9 pulg, 6 lin; Ancho 3 pies, 6 pulg.

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1872-1907. Núm. 1437.

Inscriptions +

1001 / Un apostol 64
Inscribed with chalk. Back, Upper area

No 39
Handwritten label in black ink. Frame, back, upper bar

No 39 San Pedro M
Inscribed in pen and black ink. Frame, back, upper bar

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Update date: 02-10-2021 | Registry created on 20-04-2017

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