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Sebastiano Ricci: The Liberation of St Peter

Sebastiano Ricci 1659 – 1734

The Liberation of St Peter

oil on canvas — 1722 Museum San Stae, Venice

This work is linked to Acts 12:8

King Herod persecuted the first Christians of Jerusalem. He had James killed and Peter imprisoned. Peter was liberated by an angel during his first night in prison.

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Title: Sebastiano Ricci: The Liberation of St Peter
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First published: 27 September 2005
Last modified: 26 March 2010