Head of Penitent Saint Peter
Oil on canvas
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Gift of Francis Gottsberger in memory of his wife, Eliza
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Spanish, probably School of Seville. Head of Penitent Saint Peter, 1660-1700. Oil on canvas, 23 x 17 1/16 in. (58.4 x 43.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Francis Gottsberger in memory of his wife, Eliza, 06.335.3
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Spanish oil painting of Saint Peter, possibly painted by a student of Juan de Valdés Leal (Spanish, 1622-1690). The faces and hands are awkward and doughy, and the painter does not capture emotion as successfully and sensitively as Leal and other painters of the Spanish Baroque. A 1963 conservation report states the following: “Painting is in bad state – old lining is very dirty and brittle. To be exhibited should be re-lined, cleaned, etc. Cleavage exists, discolored varnish, old abrasion, etc. Cannot be keyed out as support would break.”
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