Inventory number
P00200
Author
Guercino
Title
Saint Peter freed by an Angel
Chronology
Ca. 1622
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimensions
105 cm x 136 cm
School
Italian
Theme
Religion
On display
Yes
Provenance
Royal Collection (Collection of the Marquis of La Ensenada, Madrid; acquisition of Carlos III, Madrid, 1768; New Royal Palace, Madrid, “paso de tribuna y trascuartos”, 1772; New Royal Palace, Madrid, “pieza de vestir”, 1794; Royal Palace, Madrid, “[1ª] pieza de vestir”, 1814-1818).

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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