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The Denial of Saint Peter
Tournier, Nicolas
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Tournier, Nicolas

Montbéliard (France), 1590 - Toulouse (France), 1639

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The Denial of Saint Peter

1625 - 1626. Oil on canvas. Room 007

This is one of the most complex compositions by Nicholas Tournier, a French follower of Caravaggio. On the right the Apostle denies Christ three times while on the left and remote from the scene, four soldiers play dice. Tournier worked in Rome until 1626 when he returned to France, where he died in 1639.

Technical data

Inventory number
Tournier, Nicolas
The Denial of Saint Peter
1625 - 1626
Height: 172 cm.; Width: 252 cm.
Bequest of Pedro Fernández Durán y Bernaldo de Quirós, 1931

Bibliography +

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

Caravaggio y el naturalismo español, Comisaría General de Exposiciones de la Dirección, Madrid, 1973, pp. nº47.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado. Catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1985, pp. 713.

Luna, Juan José, Peintures françaises en Espagne aux XVIIe et XVIIIe, Revue de l'Art, 70, 1985, pp. 92 / lám. 2.

Brown, Jonathan; Kagan Richard, The Duke of Alcalá: His collection and its evolution, The Art bulletin, 69, 1987, pp. 239.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas, III, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1996, pp. nº1618.

Nicolas Tournier. Un Peintre Caravagesque, 1590-1639, Somogy Ed. D'Art.Musee des August, Paris ; Toulouse, 2001.

Arte e immagine del papato Borghese (1605-1621), Val di Pesa: Libro Co.Italia, San Casciano, 2005, pp. 189,194.

Caravaggio e L'Europa : il movimento caravaggesco internazio..., Skira, Milán, 2005, pp. 326, nº II.19.

Papi, Gianni, Ribera a Roma, Edizioni dei Soncino, 2007, pp. 218 / 54.

Salas, Xavier de, Caravaggio y los caravaggistas en la pintura española, Estudios, 2010, pp. 379.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 1618.

Inscriptions +

Caravaggio y el Naturalismo. Sevilla 1973
Scrap of paper. Stretcher

M.N.PRADO / M000216
Inscribed in golden colour. Frame, back, lower bar

M.N.PRADO / 02788
On metallic tablet. Stretcher

Nº 2788
Inscribed in red color. Frame, back, upper bar

Nº 2788
Inscribed in red color. Stretcher


Exhibitions +

Nicolás Tournier
01.03.2001 - 30.06.2001

Location +

Room 007 (On Display)

Update date: 11-05-2021 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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