Jusepe de Ribera 1591 – 1652

Saint Peter

oil on canvas (78 × 65 cm) — 1616-1620 Museum Quadreria dei Girolamini, Napels

This work is linked to 2 Peter 1:1

This is one of many portraits Ribera made at the beginning of his career. The painting shows the strong influence Caravaggio had on him, and on other contemporary artists.

Peter is identified by his most used attribute: the keys to the kingdom of heaven.

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