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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
P002788
Author
Tournier, Nicolas
Title
The Denial of Saint Peter
Date
1625 - 1626
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 172 cm; Width: 252 cm
Provenance
Cardinal Scaglia Collection; Duke of Alcalá collection; Pedro Fernández Durán y Bernaldo de Quirós Collection; Bequest by Fernández Durán to the Prado Museum, 1931.

Bibliography +

Ainaud, J., Ribalta y Caravaggio, Anales y Boletin de los Museos de Arte de Barcelona, 3 y 4, 1947, pp. 404.

Mesuret, Robert, L'oeuvre peint de Nicolas Tournier. Essai de catalogue, Gazette des beaux-arts, 51, París, 1957, pp. 342-344, nº 51, fig. 11.

Longhi, Roberto, A propos de Valentin, Revue des Arts, VIII, París, 1958, pp. 59-62.

Moir, Alfred, The Italian followers of Caravaggio, 2 vols., Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1967, pp. 8, fig. 106.

Spear, Richard E., Caravaggio and his followers, Harper & Row. Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, 1971, pp. n. 46.

Mesuret, Robert, Les Expositions de L'Academie Royale de Toulouse de 1751 a 1791, Editions Espic, Toulouse, 1972, pp. 32 (224) y 60 (449).

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.

Brejon de Lavergnée, Arnault; Cuzin, Jean-Pierre, A propos du carravagesque français, La Revue du Louvre, París, 1974, pp. 251.

Nicolson, B., Caravaggio and the Caravaggesques: Some Recent Research, The Burlington Magazine, 116, 859, 1974, pp. 604.

Brejon de Lavergnée, Arnauld; Cuzin, Jean-Pierre, Valentin et les Caravagesques Français, Edition des Musees Nationaux, 1974, pp. 49, fig. 32.

Trafalgar Galleries, In the Light of Caravaggio, Trafalgar Galleries, Londres, 1976, pp. 12.

Museo Nacional 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 +

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1933. Núm. 2788.

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1942-1996. Núm. 2788.

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 1618.
Autor, Boullogne / 1618. Asunto, La negación de san Pedro. / Lienzo, 172 x 252 cm / Nº catálogo, 2788. / Legado de Fernández Durán en 1930...

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
Toulouse
01.03.2001 - 30.06.2001

Location +

Room 007 (On Display)

Expuesto
Update date: 21-04-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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