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Peter Paul Rubens: St Peter

Peter Paul Rubens 1577 – 1640

St Peter

oil on panel (107 × 82 cm) — c. 1611 Museum Museo del Prado, Madrid

Peter Paul Rubens biography

This work is linked to 1 Peter 1:1

Around 1612 Rubens made a series of portraits of the apostles, in commission of the duke of Lerma. Peter was depicted holding a pair of keys, his common symbol: the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven.

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