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Head of Penitent Saint Peter

Spanish

European Art

MEDIUM Oil on canvas
  • Place Made: Spain
  • DATES 1660-1700
    DIMENSIONS 23 x 17 1/16 in. (58.4 x 43.3 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 06.335.3
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Francis Gottsberger in memory of his wife, Eliza
    RIGHTS STATEMENT No known copyright restrictions
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    CAPTION 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
    IMAGE overall, 06.335.3_cropped_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.”
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (73%)
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