Inventory number
P00200
Author
Guercino (Italian)
Title
Saint Peter Freed by an Angel
Chronology
1620-1623
Technique
Óleo
Support
Lienzo
Dimensions
105 cm x 136 cm
School
Italiana
Theme
Religión
On display
Yes
Provenance
Colección Real (colección marqués de la Ensenada, Madrid; adquirida por Carlos III, Madrid, 1768; Palacio Real Nuevo, Madrid, paso de tribuna y trascuartos, 1772, s. n.; Palacio Real Nuevo, Madrid, pieza de vestir, 1794, s. n.; Palacio Real, Madrid, [1ª] pieza de vestir, 1814-1818, s.n.).

The Apostle Peter was sent to prison by Herod but escaped with the help of an Angel who, with his left hand, points the way to freedom while the guard is asleep (Acts, 12).

This work was painted by Guercino during his Roman period (1621-1623). Carlos III acquired it from the Marquis of La Ensenada.

 
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